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August 20, 2007

The Times's deceptive 421-a coverage--and the need for more disclosure

Atlantic Yards Report

The NY Times Public Editor Clark Hoyt examined the paper's coverage of the war and concluded:

But there are special lengths that The Times — or any other news organization — must go to when dealing with an issue so protracted, so complicated, and so politicized.

But what if The NY Times applied that standard to its business partner, who's currently embroiled in a protracted, complicated and politicized issue in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn?

Norman Oder takes a look at the recent coverage of the special Atlantic Yards carveout in the affordable-housing reform bill, and makes the case that the Times could and should do better.

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Posted by lumi at August 20, 2007 8:33 AM