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"New York Times" / Resignations / Journalism #730153

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 05, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Andrea Mitchell) The resignations of the "New York Times" two top editors, executive editor Howell Raines† & his deputy Gerald Boyd†, in the wake of a reporting scandal involving Jayson Blair† featured; details given about criticisms of Raines; memo from publisher Arthur Sulzberger† quoted. [Media analyst Alex JONES†- says Raines & Boyd could not lead the way out of the morass.] [Last month, RAINES – says there is no way to catch someone who breaks the rules.] ["New York Times" staffer Jerelle KRAUS†- says Raines was “nasty.”] [Former Columbia journalism school dean Thomas GOLDSTEIN†- comments.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Former "New York Times" editor Joe Lelyveld††’s temporary leadership of the paper noted.

(Chicago: Jim Avila) Americans’ distrust of the media examined; Pew Research Center survey findings on the news media’s image cited; examples of untrue news stories given. [Artist Donald CLEGG††, newspaper reader Richard O’CONNOR‡- explain their mistrust of the media.] [“Rocky Mountain News” editor John TEMPLE†- comments on eroded standards at the "New York Times.”] [Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting Steve RENDALL†, “Editor & Publisher” magazine editor Greg MITCHELL†- comment.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Avila, Jim

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