Endtimes? : Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times.

Schwarz, Daniel R.
Albany : State University of New York Press, 2012.
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A groundbreaking study of ten difficult years in the life of America's most important newspaper.
Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times
A Note on the Text
Preface to the Paperback Edition
The Newsroom Under Executive Editor Jill Abramson
Sunday Magazines
Editorial Policies and Positions
The New York Times Company
The Implications of Staff Changes in Early 2013
The Public Editor
I. My March 1, 2011, Open Letter to the Times's Current Publisher and Its Executive Editor
II. The Times's Historical Position
III. Specific Challenges to the Times
IV. My Interviews
Chapter 1: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009
I. Defining Crisis and Turmoil: Issues and Responses
II. The Times's Place in American Culture
III. Major Problems Besetting the Times
Chapter 2: The Way We Were: A Brief History of the Times with a Focus on Major Events
I. Introduction
II. Coverage of the Normandy Invasion in 1944 and Comparison with the 2004 Times Sixty Years Later
III. The Times in 1945
IV. The Times in 1964
V. Turner Catledge's Editorship, 1951-1968
VI. The Sulzberger Family as Publishers
VII. The Rosenthal Era 1969-1986
VIII. Arthur Sulzberger Jr.
IX. From Max Frankel to Bill Keller
X. The Sunday Times
XI. Diversity at the Times
XII. Conclusion
Chapter 3: Looking Backward: The (Failed) Raines Reformation
I. Howell Raines's Vision
II. In Raines's Own Words: How He Understands the Raines's Reformation and Its Demise
III. Raines and the WMDs Story
IV. After Raines's Departure: The Counter-Reformation Under Bill Keller
Chapter 4: Digital Revolution:
I. The Times on the Web:
II. Change in the Reader's Role
III. The Times on the Web: What the Times Provides Electronically
IV. Martin Nisenholtz and His Internet Strategy.
V. The April 2006 Revised Version of
VI. Forums: The Beginnings of the Interactive Times
VII. Blogs and the Blogosphere
VIII. Reading, Listening to, Watching the New York Times on the Internet
IX. and Business Implications
X. Conclusion
Chapter 5: Media Economics 101: The Business Crises of the New York Times
I. Serious Business
II. Arthur Sulzberger Jr. at the Helm
III. The Challenge to Times Management
IV. Circulation Issues
V. The New York Times Company, 2004-2009
VI. Do Business Decisions Undermine the Times Product Quality?
VII. Conclusion: Have Business Conditions Improved?
Chapter 6: Counter-Reformation or the Way We Are (I): New Bearings and Continuity in the Contemporary Times Under Keller, 2003-2009
I. Introduction
II. Keller's Editorship: Counter-Reformation
III. Questions about Keller's Judgment and Gatekeeping Decisions
IV. Questions of Keller's Judgment in the 2008 Supposed "Exposé" of McCain's Relationship with a Lobbyist
V. Keller's Times: An Overview
VI. Keller's Fine-Tuning
VII. Jill Abramson, Managing Editor for News
VIII. The Public Editor: Ombudsman or Reader's Representative
IX. Foreign News Coverage (and Shortcomings) in the Contemporary Times
X. The Columnists and Op-Ed Page
Chapter 7: The Way We Are (II): The 2003-2009 Times Under Keller
I. The 2009 Iranian Turmoil and the Information Revolution: The Indispensability of the Times and the Argument for Survival
II. The Times and Business Coverage
III. Sports
IV. Science Times and Special Health Sections
V. Feature Sections: Style, Dining, House and Home
VI. Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
VII. The Times goes Pomo (Postmodern): Usher, Jay-Z, and the Times's Giant Step Into Pop Culture-and Trash Culture
VIII. The Times and Sexuality
IX. Writing Lapses.
X. Corrections
XI. Conclusion: Evaluation of Keller
Chapter 8: Dramatic Changes in Sunday's Magazines: Competing for Attention Among Myriad Reading and Leisure Choices
I. The Book Review Under Sam Tanenhaus
II. Timestrash and Timeslite in the Book Review: Seeking Audience by Dumbing Down
III. The Book Review in 2008-2009
IV. Balancing Education and Entertainment in the Book Review
V. The New York Times Sunday Magazine
VI. The Sunday Magazine, Part 2: "T"
VII. Final Thoughts on the Sunday Magazine and Its Supplements
Chapter 9: The Challenge to the First Amendment: The Judith Miller Saga and the Story of Domestic Spying
I. The Times and the First Amendment
II. Judith Miller's Release
III. Issues Raised by the Judith Miller Case
IV. The Times Coverage of Miller's Case as a News Story and Its Responsibility to Its Readers
V. The Denoument: Miller's Resignation
VI. The Damage to the Times
VII. The Use of Confidential Sources
VIII. Domestic Spying by the Government in the Guise of Anti-Terrorism, and the Times's Response
Chapter 10: Struggling with Its Ethnic Heritage: Has the Times Waged War Against the Jews?
I. Historical Perspective
II. (Mis)Reporting the Holocaust
III. The Times and Israel
IV. Return of the Repressed
V. Covering Israel's 2006 Confrontation with Hezbollah and Hamas
VI. Conclusion: Today's Times and the Jews
Chapter 11: Conclusion: Where Is the Times Going?
I. The Challenge to Remain a Cultural Bellwether and a Viable Business
II. The Public Trust
III. Opening the Doors and Windows: Process and Transparency
IV. Taking Stock
V. The Times's Own International Herald Tribune as a Model of Succinctness
VI. The Shape of the Times's Future: Suggestions and Speculations.
VII. Can the Times-and the Newspaper Industry-Recover From Its Current Malaise?
VIII. Coda: Epitaph or a Strong Glimmer of Hope?
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