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November 27, 2011

What Oscar Snub of “Page One: Inside the New York Times” Might Tell Us About A Misplaced Losing-the-Battle (and War) NY Times Bet

Noticing New York

Just like much of its Atlantic Yards fight coverage, the New York Times has given short-shrift to the Oscar-nominated film concerning this fight, "Battle for Brooklyn". This blog post concludes by noting what the bad result is when the Times fails to do good reporting on local issues.

In that regard we are only talking the documentary film world reporting on the real world. But the Oscar race is a clue to a bigger real world story. That bigger story is about how the New York Times could become a significantly greater paper by setting aside its misplaced bet that it can get away with sidestepping proper coverage of important local news stories like Atlantic Yards or Columbia University’s the similarly problematic use of eminent domain to take over West Harlem or. . . the list of stories goes on. It is a long one because everything is connected.

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Posted by steve at November 27, 2011 3:23 PM