NYT Code of Ethics

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    I'm writing a paper comparing and contrasting the NYT code of reporting and editing ethics with the NYT code of business ethics to try and see if I can find weaknesses or contradictions in either that could be or have been exploited by reporters or editors. It dawned on me that you guys would be perfect for helping me find those loopholes or in revealing things you have noticed in the past or in giving me insight I previously wouldn't have had because most of you despise the NYT already. What are your opinions?

    Reporting ethics NYT
    Business Ethics NYT
     
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    I'm not sure what you are looking for, but perhaps these will help?

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?p=336671#post336671

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25112&highlight=public+editor

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23765&highlight=public+editor
     
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    Ho. Ho. Ho. Do your own homework, Sprout.
     
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    Are you looking for specific information regarding the NYT's false reporting scandals??
     
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    Yes. What issues involving the NYT have you noticed that are unethical in your opinion? I'm mostly just comparing and contrasting the two different ethics codes for the business and reporting departments of the NYT. But I was thinking that this subject would fit right in with the subject matter of this forum and I thought a little discussion of business ethics at the NYT might help me see some things I might not have before.
     
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    You got to read the editorials, there is a world of difference between the 'owners' and the 'paper.' After reading the editorials, go to the front page and see how the slant/bias enters into their reporting. Look at how the 'paper' has handled Miller problem. They see her as a traitor in their midst.
     
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    You must have heard about this??

    The Jayson Blair Project
    How did he bamboozle the New York Times?
    By Jack Shafer
    Posted Thursday, May 8, 2003, at 2:45 PM PT



    http://slate.msn.com/id/2082741/



    Here are some good sites for media watchdog groups that covers news ethics from the Times and others

    http://dir.yahoo.com/news_and_media/industry_information/media_ethics_and_accountability/

    My own opinion is the NYT, and LA Times are not paragons of unbiased reporting, they have been caught doctoring picutres, and printing untruth's some of which they print retractions for and other not.
     
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    Ah, but it was for this and other 'problems' that the public editor position was created. They've gone through one, working on two...
     
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    Isn't the thread title an oxymoron?
     
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    You DO have a point there!
     

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