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June 16 2011

08:15

In the absence of ... female voices: 88-minutes inside New York Times "Page One"

Business Insider :: The absence of female voice in the main narrative of Page One: Inside the New York Times, the new documentary that spends a year following the NYT, is notable -- which stars David Carr, Brian Stelter, Tim Arango, Bill Keller, and media editor Bruce Headlam -- particularly considering this month's news that Jill Abramson will be taking over as the paper's first female executive editor.

[Glynnis MacNicol:] ... a 88-minute documentary about the most important paper in the world during, arguably, the most important period the industry has ever undergone, that features no women power players at the paper of record does get tedious

Continue to read Glynnis MacNicol, www.businessinsider.com

June 03 2011

18:19

A bone of contention? - Why Bill Keller stepped down as New York Times executive editor

New York Magazine :: Keller's columns infuriated some members of the newsroom, especially the Times' media desk, who felt that the executive editor should be a kind of impartial honest broker. Times media editor Bruce Headlam and media columnist David Carr had an intervention with Keller to explain how his columns were hurting their ability to cover the industry.

[Bill Keller:] Even though I knew I would cause a certain amount of consternation in the building, I decided that was okay because it was worth having a conversation about this.

Then, last month, Keller wrote a column critical of Twitter, calling it the enemy of contemplation." Inside the Times, the column set off more alarms. Social-media staffers complained that Keller was signaling that he didn't like Twitter even as the paper was trying to encourage reporters to embrace the new tool.

Bill Keller stepped down as Times executive editor, but why?

Continue to read Gabriel Sherman, nymag.com

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