New York Times

The Takeaway

How College Applicants Deal With Rejection

Monday, March 30, 2015

Rejection hurts, but will it define you?

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New York Times Arts Critic Edward Rothstein to Take Buyout

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Edward Rothstein, a longtime critic at large at the New York Times and previously, one of its most prolific music critics, has accepted a buyout offer.
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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: Christoph Niemann, Instagram Savant

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Christoph Niemann was already a successful illustrator, but the internet made him a groundbreaking storyteller. 
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The Takeaway

Is It Practical to Legalize Marijuana in America?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

This week, The Takeaway's partner The New York Times launched "High Time: An Editorial Series on Marijuana Legalization."  Andrew Rosenthal, the editorial page editor for The New York Times, explains why the paper took this stance.

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On The Media

Timesify Makes It Look Like You're Reading a New York Times Article, Even When You're Not

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Every human adult person has at least one website they read religiously, but that they shamefully alt + tab away from whenever a coworker walks by. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

No to Appeal for Press Freedom

Thursday, June 05, 2014

On Monday, the Supreme Court turned down New York Times reporter James Risen's appeal, meaning he could face jail if he continues to protect his source. Adam Liptak, Supreme Court reporter at the New York Times, talks about what's next for Risen and for the issue of press freedom.


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Was Jill Abramson Victim of a Double Standard?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The departure of the Times' executive editor may have been the result of a fight over compensation — and how it compared to that of her male predecessor.

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The Takeaway

NYT's Abramson: New Levels of Secrecy in Obama White House

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson says the administration's criminal leak investigations have "put a chill on national security reporting in Washington."

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Will Native Advertising Cost NYT Readers' Trust?

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

As the New York Times launches its first website redesign in years, On The Media co-host Bob Garfield says the paper risks losing the trust of its readers with its "native advertising" platform.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Amnesty for Snowden?

Friday, January 03, 2014

Calls to give Edward Snowden whistleblower protections are growing, including from editorials in The New York Times and The Guardian. Amy Davidson, author of The New Yorker's "Close Read" blog, talks about the options for Snowden.

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Month of Mozart

When Mozart Was Taboo on WQXR

Monday, November 04, 2013

There was a time at WQXR when the suggestion of a month-long Mozart festival would have been fighting words.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

SCOTUS: Good for Business

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The affirmative action and gay marriage rulings got most of the headlines, but several of this year's smaller Supreme Court rulings had a decidedly pro-business bent. New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak discusses how the Chamber of Commerce pulled off a "clean sweep", and why the Roberts court is so friendly to corporate America.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Phone Records and Online Data Collection by Feds

Friday, June 07, 2013

Eric Lichtblau, The New York Times reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on National Security Agency wiretapping during the Bush administration talks about the NSA's current collection of Verizon phone records and online data.  

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The Takeaway

New Algorithm from the Times Finds Haikus 'In the Wild'

Thursday, April 04, 2013

The New York Times’ latest technological gadget is the haikubot, a poetry-seeking piece of software engineering that combs the text of every New York Times article as it’s published in search of the 5-7-5 syllable pattern that identifies a haiku.

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Here's The Thing

Jill Abramson

Monday, February 04, 2013

Some media critics have speculated that this 2013 interview may have been a factor in the former New York Times executive editor's dismissal.

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On The Media

The New York Times Gets Hacked

Friday, February 01, 2013

As a technology reporter for The New York Times, Nicole Perlroth says it's hard to convince corporations to go on the record with the details of their cybersecurity breaches. But last October, when The Times learned that Chinese hackers had infiltrated its own computer systems, Nicole got a front-row seat to report on her own company's response to a targeted attack. Perlroth talks to Brooke about the inevitability of security breaches, and the measures that can be taken to minimize damage.


Andrew Pekler - Here Comes the Night

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"Geezer Vitality" and Auto-Tune Disasters: Jon Pareles' 2012 Music Survey

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Jon Pareles' biggest musical surprise this year? "Geezer vitality." The New York Times music critic tells us, "I could have made a top ten list with people over 50. All these people who make albums now every 4, 5, 6, 7 years, came out with amazing albums." From Bob Dylan, to Bonnie Raitt, to Leonard Cohen, it was a big year for the AARP-eligible crowd. 

Check out his entire music survey below, and listen to his conversation with host John Schaefer up top. 


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On The Media

Living by the Trends in the New York Times Style Section

Friday, December 07, 2012

The New York Times isn't just a source for news; its also the authority on the latest cultural trends—at least, so says Slate contributor and chronically un-hip Brooklynite Justin Peters. He recently used the Times' Style section as a blueprint for living the trendiest life possible. Brooke asks Justin about the results of this "scientific" experiment.

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It's Oscars Season: New Rules And Early Frontrunners

Monday, December 03, 2012

Melena Ryzik, writer of the New York Times' award season blog Carpetbagger, joins us to share a couple of important updates to this year's Academy Awards, including a change to the controversial "Best Original Song" category.


Here's The Thing

David Brooks

Monday, October 08, 2012

Alec talks with David Brooks on stage at Joe’s Pub. Brooks is known as a Conservative voice, but former Obama advisor David Axelrod described him as a “true public thinker.” 

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