New York Times
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Last week, NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams jokingly named his top media story of 2010: the The New York Times' discovery of Brooklyn, a mysterious land of ironic spectacles and artisanal cheeses. Now we want to hear your pitches for the best trend story about the borough. Steve Hindy, former journalist and co-founder of the Brooklyn Brewery, and Amy Sohn, author of the satirical novel Prospect Park West, judge your suggestions of Brooklyn trends, real or imagined.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Is the new Wikileaks document release bad for America? Good for Journalism? New York Times editor Bill Keller gives us his take.
Monday, November 29, 2010
WikiLeaks struck again this weekend, this time releasing a trove of over 250,000 documents containing cable messages between international diplomats. The New York Times and four other major international newspapers received the documents from WikiLeaks early, and agreed to publish their reports today. The confidential messages are plentiful and far-reaching, and reveal the tangled workings of diplomats behind the scenes as they relay messages about a potentially-nuclear Iran, contingency plans for North Korea and various coordinated efforts in the Middle East.
Friday, October 22, 2010
China's central bank surprised the global market by increasing its interest rates for the first time since 2007. Being that it's the second largest economy in the world, the decision to increase interest rates has the global economy feeling the effects. Gold and oil prices dropped, while stocks took a negative turn in Europe and the dollar jumped.
Joining us to discuss is Sewell Chan, Washington correspondent for The New York Times.
Monday, October 18, 2010
New Yorkers got not one but two vivid reminders Sunday that they live in the nation's media capital when simultaneous rallies took place in Midtown Manhattan, organized by groups that feel wronged in very different ways.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
From a longer story on Rangel's presser today:
[I tried] asking Rangel to explain part of his speech on the House floor Tuesday, when he reminded colleagues that he had given many of them campaign contributions over the years.Rangel though, did not want to discuss it.
“What happens on the House floor stays on the House floor as a part of the congressional record. What happens to me in Harlem, Washington Heights, El Barrio, the West Side, I’m yours,” he said.
That part of the speech inspired a New York Times editorial, saying Rangel unintentionally bolstered the case for stronger campaign finance regulations.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
So, there's no real bombshell revelation in the NYT Sunday magazine cover story on Andrew Cuomo, but there are some entertaining tidbits about the guy who is likely to be New York's next governor.
Andrew Cuomo "used to call his younger brother, Christopher, who grew up in Albany, 'mansion boy.' "
NYT Magazine contributing writer, Jonathan Mahler, said "it would be a stretch to call 'The New NY Agenda' a policy book."
And at the end of the piece, Cuomo downplays the notion he's going to Albany to wage war agains the legislature (which his predecessor had done). Cuomo is quoted saying, "The legislature doesn't want trouble. They want good news from a P.R. point of view. They need redemption" and "I think I can be their best friend."
Being Albany's "best friend" is obviously said with an eye towards politics after election day (i.e. governing Albany), but I can imagine someone using that line in a Web ad in about five minutes.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
This should make for some fun reading this weekend. From the NYT's publicity department:
"In this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, contributing writer Jonathan Mahler interviews Andrew Cuomo in the cover story, “The Second Coming.” Andrew Cuomo is not, politically, his father’s son, writes Mahler, nor is he the reincarnation of Eliot Spitzer (or so he wants to prove). But Cuomo does want to redeem Albany and maybe himself in his campaign."
Unless you're Steve Kornacki, in which case, it may just feel like deja vu.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Gov. David Paterson took only a few questions today about the report from former Chief Justice Judith Kaye saying the governor did nothing criminal when he contacted a woman seeking to file charges against one of his aides for domestic abuse.
“I can’t comment on it because I haven’t read the report yet,” Paterson said.
He declined to talk about other related issues, like whether he’ll discipline any of his staffers named in the report, and if he regretted his role in the whole situation.
NY1’s Josh Robin got Paterson to respond to the theory/rumor that the governor called lawmakers to Albany today in order to take attention away from this report. Paterson teed-off.
“The legislature always finds a reason that they’re the victim,” Paterson said.
Here’s what happened when a Times reporter tried to ask a follow-up question:
Reporter: “This is maybe similar to what Josh asked you a moment ago –
Paterson: “Then I can’t answer it.”
Reporter: “But you haven’t heard it, governor.”
Then Paterson walked out of the room.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
- BAGHDAD TAKEOUT: A suicide attack rocked Baghdad this morning, killing at least 18 people and injuring dozens. Joining us from Baghdad is The New York Times' John Leland.
- SPORTS TAKEOUT: Earlier today, Rafael Nadal bowed out of the Australian Open after he suffered a knee injury during his quarterfinal game against Andy Murray. Jon Wertheim, senior writer at Sports Illustrated joins us from Melbourne, Australia to explain what happened.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
- ON THE GROUND: We talk with Marc Lacey, Caribbean correspondent for our partner The New York Times, who surveyed Haiti's earthquake wreckage from on high in a small jet. He reports on large buildings that are destroyed and early relief responses.
- CONGRESS: Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich reports on the U.S. government's efforts to help with Haiti's earthquake recovery.
- FAMILY: Yesterday on the Takeaway, we united by phone Mallery Thurlow, founder and director of Haiti Foundation Against Poverty, in Grand Rapids, Mich., with her boyfriend France Neptune, an aid worker in Haiti. We speak to her today to see if she's had further contact with him.