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Entries from January 2008

New York Times Endorsement of Hillary Clinton Violates Its Own Ethical Journalism Standards

January 27th, 2008 · No Comments

A clear conflict of interest, or at least the appearance of one, exists. Two of the board’s 18 members are former (Bill) Clinton administration officials…The Times lists this biographical information on its web site, which is a good move towards transparency. But, the Times does not note this conflict of interest anywhere in the editorial itself, where such information would be most useful to readers.

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Tags: Elections · Journalism Ethics

It’s Time for Change — In the Caucuses, Too

January 14th, 2008 · No Comments

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Before Iowans savor the successes of this year’s caucuses, perhaps we should be thinking about “change,” too, because the drumbeat to take away Iowa’s lead position in the nominating process is much louder than in previous years.

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Tags: Elections · Journalism