Accuracy in Media

New York Times Public Editor Embraces Facts

The New York Times new public editor, Margaret Sullivan, used her first column to let readers know that she thinks fact checking is a good idea. Sullivan wanted to clear the air after her predecessor, Arthur Brisbane, created a firestorm in January when he questioned whether or not it’s possible to be objective and fair […]

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New York Times Public Editor to Depart in September

The New York Times public editor Arthur Brisbane will leave his post on September 1, after completing his two-year contract, according to Erik Wemple of The Washington Post. Brisbane told Wemple that he made the decision last fall to serve two years and not exercise the third-year option in his contract and that the paper […]

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NY Times Public Editor Admits Paper Has a Pro-Obama Bias

On Sunday, Arthur Brisbane, the public editor for The New York Times, admitted that the newspaper has a pro-Obama bias and encouraged the paper to be more even-handed during this years’ presidential election. Brisbane began by noting that four weeks ago he criticized the Times for overplaying an article on Ann Romney’s blind trust, but chalked […]

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The New York Times Struggles with the Truth

Normally the columns by the public editor, or ombudsman, for The New York Times over the years have only raised an occasional eyebrow, and that is usually when he or she has actually criticized something that appeared in the paper. All that changed this week when the current public editor Arthur Brisbane wrote a column and […]

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August 2013

8/21/2013 - NY Times Public Editor Admits Paper Has a Liberal Bias [Video]

September 2012

9/25/2012 - Former NYT Public Editor Doesn’t Regret “Truth Vigilante” Column

9/6/2012 - New York Times Public Editor Embraces Facts

May 2012

5/22/2012 - New York Times Public Editor to Depart in September

April 2012

4/23/2012 - NY Times Public Editor Admits Paper Has a Pro-Obama Bias

January 2012

1/13/2012 - The New York Times Struggles with the Truth

August 2011

8/30/2011 - N.Y. Times Biz Editor Can’t Take the Heat From Paper’s Public Editor