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NYT commentary
The New York Times has a running commentary on today’s impeachment hearing, with eight reporters. Very helpful.
NewYorkTimes  politics  truth 
november 2019 by M.Leddy
“Language that will clarify”
In The New York Times, a plea from thirty-three writers: “Please use language that will clarify the issues at hand.” “Bribery” or “extortion.” Not “quid pro quo.”
language  NewYorkTimes  truth 
november 2019 by M.Leddy
Not “home”
It’s startling to see a The New York Times article refer to Jeffrey Epstein’s 71st Street mansion as a “home.”
NewYorkTimes  words 
july 2019 by M.Leddy
NYT, sheesh
Subject-verb disagreement in Dwight Garner’s review of Wendell Berry’s What I Stand On: The Collected Essays.
NewYorkTimes  sheesh 
may 2019 by M.Leddy
How to improve writing (no. 82)
When I read the news, I don’t go looking for things. They present themselves, and my sentence-repair alarm goes off.
howtoimprove  NewYorkTimes  writing 
april 2019 by M.Leddy
How to improve writing (no. 81)
Even “breaking news,” as they call it, can wait another minute for writer(s) to get the sentences right.
howtoimprove  NewYorkTimes  writing 
april 2019 by M.Leddy
Who is Saul Chandler?
The New York Times has a strange and compelling story today, “Redemption of a Lost Prodigy,” by Alex Vadukul, about Saul Chandler, a seventy-year-old boat builder who, as Saul Robert Lipshutz, was once a violin prodigy. Both Elaine and I are skeptical about this story.
NewYorkTimes 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
NYT, sheesh
From The New York Times : “Unlike her boss, attention from the news media was never something she sought.”
NewYorkTimes  sheesh 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
Euphemisms of the NYT
It’d be nice if the Times could get its stuff together and figure out how to handle naughty words.
NewYorkTimes  words 
march 2018 by M.Leddy
Illinois in the NYT
The Times casts the Democratic primary as a contest between just two viable candidates, Kennedy and J.B. Pritzker, a millionaire and a billionaire.
Illinois  NewYorkTimes  politics 
march 2018 by M.Leddy
Dowd, Waters, and Walker
Attn: Maureen Dowd: T-Bone Walker should be credited, not Muddy Waters.
blues  music  NewYorkTimes 
march 2018 by M.Leddy
Page 273
Webster’s Second in the New York Times morgue.
dictionary  NewYorkTimes  photography 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
“Heavy, black pencils”
The tools of a copy editor, as described by Lincoln Grahlfs, a New York Times copy editor for forty years.
NewYorkTimes  pencils  stationery  supplies 
july 2017 by M.Leddy
Times as Post
If the New York Post were The New York Times.
NewYorkTimes  newspapers 
july 2017 by M.Leddy
Ambiguous headline
“Trump’s Friend Says He May Consider Firing Special Counsel.”
NewYorkTimes 
june 2017 by M.Leddy
NYT morgue
“I’m about 10 years behind in my refiling.”
analog  NewYorkTimes 
april 2017 by M.Leddy
[Your headline here]
The New York Times explains how to write a New York Times headline.
headlines  NewYorkTimes 
april 2017 by M.Leddy
Which Joe Turner?
A photograph in the New York Times: of the singer Big Joe Turner, or of the pianist Joe Turner?
jazz  music  NewYorkTimes  photography 
march 2017 by M.Leddy
Not from The Onion
Sylvester Stallone and subject-verb disagreement.
culture  grammar  NewYorkTimes  politics 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
Man, oh man
Dated language in a New York Times book review.
culture  NewYorkTimes  words 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
“This Week in Hate”
The second installment of a new New York Times feature.
culture  NewYorkTimes  politics 
december 2016 by M.Leddy
One or more night stands
“What night stand? I don’t have a night stand. What’s with ‘night stand’? Why do you assume that that’s where everyone keeps their books?”
books  NewYorkTimes  reading 
october 2016 by M.Leddy
A couple pints
“A couple pints” — no “of” — in the NY Times.
NewYorkTimes  usage 
june 2016 by M.Leddy
The Eisenhower S
Did The New York Times really create a special skinny S to squeeze the name Eisenhower into headlines?
NewYorkTimes  typography 
june 2016 by M.Leddy
An endless, roiling sea
Roil, in all forms, a vogue word.
BobandRay  NewYorkTimes  words 
june 2016 by M.Leddy
Sappho is not pleased
Kinda remarkable that The New York Times can publish a review of a novel entitled Sweetbitter that fails to gloss the title.
Greek  NewYorkTimes  Sappho  words 
may 2016 by M.Leddy
NYT sanitizes DFW
They mess you up, The New York Times .
DavidFosterWallace  NewYorkTimes 
february 2016 by M.Leddy
WRONG?
By New York Times standards, clueing BORED with “disinterested” is WRONG.
crossword  NewYorkTimes  usage  words 
december 2015 by M.Leddy
Thomas Browne in the Times
Thomas Browne, unforgottable for those who have read him.
NewYorkTimes  ThomasBrowne 
july 2015 by M.Leddy
“[I]t’s readers”
The New York Times should get it right.
NewYorkTimes  usage 
march 2015 by M.Leddy
Nancy Malone and The Times
If the Times obituary borrows anything from Orange Crate Art, it’s a mistake.
NakedCity  NewYorkTimes  television 
may 2014 by M.Leddy
Subject-verb disagreement in the New York Times
In Garrison Keillor’s review of Deborah Solomon’s Norman Rockwell biography.
grammar  howtoimprove  NewYorkTimes  writing 
december 2013 by M.Leddy
From The Onion? No, The Times.
“I have come to realize that my writing brain has been waiting for something exactly like today’s dizzyingly overfull, warp-speed Internet.”
NewYorkTimes  writing 
december 2013 by M.Leddy
Orange Crate Art: How to improve writing (no. 45)
To my eyes, the writer has crammed too many bits of information into one sentence — a problem one sees again and again in news writing.
howtoimprove  NewYorkTimes  writing 
september 2013 by M.Leddy
A very special guest (TNYT)
Had I looked at my stats more carefully, I would have realized that something was up: The New York Times has an obituary today for typewriter repairman Manson H. Whitlock.
NewYorkTimes  typewriter 
september 2013 by M.Leddy
Use less words
Perhaps only New York Times copyeditors themselves, not those who supervise them, are expected to know that one uses fewer words, not less.
NewYorkTimes  usage  words 
august 2013 by M.Leddy
New York Times subscription plans
“That I’m even thinking twice about whether to sign up is a sign, I think, that the paper’s pricing is off.”
NewYorkTimes 
march 2011 by M.Leddy
Real fake news
New York Times covers The Onion
NewYorkTimes 
november 2010 by M.Leddy
Corrections of the Times
Re: a Ronald Reagan ethnic joke
NewYorkTimes 
july 2010 by M.Leddy
Hank Jones and the New York Times
New York Times reporters in Hank Jones's last residence
jazz  music  NewYorkTimes 
may 2010 by M.Leddy
Voluptuous Full-figured
The New York Times revises a headline
NewYorkTimes  words 
may 2009 by M.Leddy
NYT and higher ed
Sloppy analysis of higher ed job market
academia  college  NewYorkTimes  teaching 
march 2009 by M.Leddy
Erica, Erika
A funny New York Times correction re: soap operas and dissociative identity disorder
NewYorkTimes  television 
february 2009 by M.Leddy
The New York Times on Christmas
"If you look back at the photos of Christmas 50 years ago — not that long a time, really — you can see what a simple place it once was."
Christmas  NewYorkTimes  culture 
december 2008 by M.Leddy
It is the correction that matters
Who said "It is the journey, not the arrival, that matters?" The New York Times issues a correction.
NewYorkTimes  TSEliot  Montaigne  LeonardWoolf 
august 2008 by M.Leddy
From Eliot to Woolf to Montaigne
"It is the journey, not the arrival, that matters": who said it
TSEliot  LeonardWoolf  Montaigne  quotation  NewYorkTimes 
july 2008 by M.Leddy
Passions of the <i>Times</i>
"Passion" and "passionate" in NY Times articles
journalism  NewYorkTimes  passion  passionate 
april 2007 by M.Leddy

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