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April 15, 2012

Today's Times Metro section: why no room for coverage of the Atlantic Yards decision?

Atlantic Yards

Below is the list of articles in the New York Times's New York pages today. Might the Times have room for coverage of the decision in the Atlantic Yards lawsuit? No.

Isn't a court's unanimous rebuke to the state economic development agency meaningful? Doesn't it confirm widespread concern about a lack of accountability by the state and developer Forest City Ratner, which, as the Times periodically (but not always) reminds us, was the newspaper's business partner in building the Times Tower?

An article about it would not represent enterprise journalism, which requires actual digging by reporters. All the Times had to do was to boil down a legal opinion (a day late) and add some quotes.

After all, that article on vintage trains came with two large photos. And the obsession with the red-tailed hawks, however charming, is really made for ongoing online coverage.

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Posted by steve at April 15, 2012 9:39 PM