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Anthony Pellicano Doc Reporters on Why the Notorious PI Matters Today: “Is Hollywood Still Above the Law?”

When news emerged in 2021 that Anthony Pellicano, fresh from serving a 15-year prison sentence, had returned to Hollywood and was working again for a major entertainment figure, the New York Times took notice. Then-Times reporter and New York Times Presents senior producer Rachel Abrams was intrigued by reports that Pellicano had been hired by […]

Longtime New York Times Film Critic A.O. Scott Moving to Book Review After the Oscars

The New York Times’ film critic A.O. Scott is moving to a new beat. Scott, who has reviewed more than 2,200 films for the Times over the last 23 years, will shift to The New York Times Book Review where he will “write critical essays, notebooks and reviews that grapple with literature, ideas and intellectual […]

New York Times to Sell $95 At-Home Cooking Kits Curated by Guest Chefs (Exclusive)

NYT Cooking, the subscription recipe site from The New York Times, will sell $95 at-home cooking kits curated by guest chefs as a new means to grow revenue and boost readership for the service. Beginning on Wednesday, readers — regardless if they are subscribers — can visit the New York Times online store to be […]

The New York Times Turns to Questlove in New Marketing Effort

The New York Times is launching an expansion of its latest marketing campaign, “Independent journalism for an independent life,” and has turned to the Oscar-winning bandleader of The Roots to front it. Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson will be the star of the new phase of the campaign, which will include placement in movie theaters for the […]

Kara Swisher to Exit N.Y. Times Next Month for Vox Media

Kara Swisher is returning to Vox Media. The technology writer and commentator will leave The New York Times, where she was a columnist and podcast host, next month as she plans to launch a new podcast with Vox Media. The new series will serve as a companion show to Pivot, the podcast Swisher hosts with Scott Galloway for Vox’s New York magazine. […]

‘Elon Musk’s Crash Course’ Director Talks Autopilot Safety Questions and Silicon Valley Promises

At a moment when there are no shortage of headlines about Elon Musk and his paused bid to take over Twitter, a new New York Times Presents documentary is attempting to refocus attention on the ongoing saga of Musk’s self-driving tech ambitions for Tesla, and safety questions that the company’s moves to realize that dream […]

Pulitzer Prizes Announced With Washington Post Winning for Jan. 6 Insurrection Coverage

The Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize in public service journalism Monday for its coverage of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, an attack on democracy that was a shocking start to a tumultuous year that also saw the end of the United States’ longest war, in Afghanistan. The Post‘s extensive reporting, published […]

‘New York Times Presents’ Doc Series to Investigate Elon Musk’s Tesla Self-Driving Tech Ambition

The New York Times Presents documentary series is digging into Elon Musk’s claims about Tesla’s self-driving technology. “Elon Musk’s Crash Course,” a new installment in the series that airs on FX, will investigate the effects of Musk’s aspirations for self-driving technology and Tesla’s Autopilot system, FX announced on Monday. The documentary will probe “how Autopilot […]

Joe Kahn Named the Next Editor of The New York Times

The New York Times has found its next executive editor. Joe Kahn will become the top editor for the news outlet, succeeding Dean Baquet, who will be stepping down from the role after eight years leading the Times newsroom. Kahn will start in his new role on June 14, the Times said Tuesday. Baquet, meanwhile, […]

John Zaritsky, Oscar-Winning Documentary Filmmaker, Dies at 79

Veteran Canadian filmmaker John Zaritsky, who earned an Oscar in 1983 for best documentary feature for Just Another Missing Kid, has died. He was 79. Zaritsky died on March 30 due to heart failure at the Vancouver General hospital, according to his family. His prolific doc output included Men Don’t Cry: Prostate Cancer Stories, which he […]

BBC Resumes Reporting in Russia as N.Y. Times Exits

News outlets continue to grapple with Russia’s new “false news” law and its implications, even as they attempt to cover the country’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine. On Tuesday, the BBC said it would resume English-language reporting in Russia “after careful deliberation.” “We will tell this crucial part of the story independently and impartially, adhering to […]

Could Jurors’ Smartphone Alerts Push an Appellate Court’s Buttons in Sarah Palin-N.Y. Times Defamation Fight?

The New York Times winning its defamation fight with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin isn’t necessarily unexpected. But, when you throw in a federal judge indicating he’d dismiss the case while the jury was still deliberating, modern technology that made several of the jurors aware of that decision before they reached a verdict and recent […]