“I’m Mo Rocca, American. And as an American, I’m proud that I have the right to vote. Or do I?”
In the first episode of New York Times Op-Docs series “Electoral Dysfunction,” political humorist Mo Rocca explores a curious fact about the U.S. Constitution. What is it? Watch this video on The I Files to find out.
Andrew Rossi directed of the documentary “Page One” about the inner workings of the New York Times and the tension between new and old modes of journalism. He speaks with the Center for Investigative Reporting in our Behind the Story series about making the movie and the role investigative journalism plays in society.
Andrew Rossi directed the documentary “Page One” about the inner workings of the New York Times and the tension between new and old modes of journalism. He speaks with the Center for Investigative Reporting about making the movie and the role investigative journalism plays in society.
Jill Abramson becomes first female executive editor at New York Times
From the New York Times: “Jill Abramson, a former investigative reporter and Washington bureau chief for The New York Times, will become the paper’s executive editor, succeeding Bill Keller, who is stepping down to become a full-time writer for the paper.”
A new study in The American Journal of Public Health, expected to be published Thursday online, estimates that nearly two million women have been raped in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with women victimized at a rate of nearly one every minute.
In many ways, it was strange for me, because I was reading it as a regular reader. I did wonder, “Does this stand up to the test of time?” I remember in particular the last paragraph, when you’re writing such a long piece, you always think, “How can I wrap this up?” And I remember writing the bit about how, what bin Laden really wanted was to become a martyr to his cause, and that if the United States ever killed him, that this would cause a great uprising in the Arab world against the United States. So when I read that, and it was interesting, I immediately was back in the moment when I actually had written that, ten years ago, and thought, “Yes, this did stand the test of time,” because this was still the question, I think, when we killed him. You see it now in the debate over whether to release his photo—the question of, Does he become even larger in death than he was in life?
A Tight Deadline, 4,000 Words, Then Ten Years of Waiting - Columbia Journalism Review conducts a Q&A with Kate Zernike, Osama bin Laden’s obituarist for the New York Times.