• Times standards, staffers or not

    Columns, Columns-Featured

    It’s not easy for The Times to ensure that freelancers, who contribute a substantial portion of the paper’s content, abide by ethics guidelines that editors believe are self-evident and essential to the paper’s credibility but that writers sometimes don’t think about, or don’t think apply to their circumstances, or believe are unfair or unrealistic. Some writers do not read the guidelines carefully, and although they are encouraged to raise possible conflicts of interest with an editor, some don’t tell and are not asked.

  • Post looks to enhance appeal to online, print readers

    Columns, Columns-Featured

    The Washington Post just ended one of the most tumultuous years in its 132-year history. More early-retirement buyouts depleted its staff, the print and online operations were integrated, the newspaper underwent its most extensive redesign in more than a decade, and an ill-fated plan to sell sponsorships of off-the-record dinners involving the newsroom damaged the paper’s journalistic integrity.

    Can readers anticipate a less turbulent 2010?

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