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8:35 AM ET, January 13, 2012

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Arthur S. Brisbane / The Public Editor's Journal:
Should The Times Be a Truth Vigilante?  —  I'm looking for reader input on whether and when New York Times news reporters should challenge “facts” that are asserted by newsmakers they write about.  —  One example mentioned recently by a reader: As cited in an Adam Liptak article on the Supreme Court …
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Arthur S. Brisbane / The Public Editor's Journal:
Update to my Previous Post on Truth Vigilantes  —  I have appended a note statement from Jill Abramson, the executive editor, responding to this post.  —  First, though, I must lament that “truth vigilante” generated way more heat than light.  A large majority of respondents weighed in with …
Jim Romenesko:
NYT public editor on reaction to Truth Vigilante post  —  What I was trying to ask was whether reporters should always rebut dubious facts in the body of the stories they are writing.  I was hoping for diverse and even nuanced responses to what I think is a difficult question.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Keller: 'I wonder if Art hasn't confused matters a bit'  —  It's ironic that one of the examples New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane used in asking whether reporters should be “truth vigilantes” has already been fact-checked.  —  In March 2010 PolitiFact ruled that it's not true …
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
So whaddaya think: should we put truthtelling back up there at number one?  —  Somewhere along the way, telling truth from falsehood was surpassed by other priorities to which the press felt a stronger duty.  Arthur Brisbane, public editor of the New York Times, was unaware of this history …
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Journalists incredulous as Times public editor asks: ‘Should the Times be a Truth Vigilante?’
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Stephen Colbert to Explore (or Pretend to) Run for President  —  If anyone can make a mockery of the newest campaign finance innovation, the “super PAC,” it's Stephen Colbert.  —  Mr. Colbert, the Comedy Central television host, has made jokes at the expense of super PACs for months …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Chris Hughes, Facebook Co-Founder, Interested In Buying The New Republic  —  NEW YORK — Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes is a candidate to buy the New Republic, according to sources familiar with the matter.  A deal has not yet been reached.  While Hughes has made his fortune in the tech world …
Discussion: Washington Post
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Newsweek Reviving Its 1960s Design for ‘Mad Men’ Issue, Down to the Ads  —  Effort Marks Season-Five Premiere of AMC Show  —  Newsweek is planning an issue marking the return of “Mad Men” this March by adopting the magazine's 1960s design throughout — all the way, it hopes, to the ads.
Discussion: PopWatch, Gothamist, FishbowlNY and Newsweek
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Summing Up Andy Rooney, Who Long Had the Last Word  —  “He actually thought death did not apply to him,” said Andy Rooney's son, Brian, “which is a great way to go.”  —  So began a memorial service on Thursday morning for Andy Rooney, the CBS News commentator who died Nov. 4 at the age of 92.
Discussion: TVNewser
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Larry King, Carlos Slim Planning ‘Huge’ Online Venture (Exclusive)  —  Larry King is launching a “huge” online initiative backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, TheWrap has learned.  —  Two individuals close to King confirmed that the venture was underway, though details remain sketchy.
Discussion: Jim Romenesko
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Jodi Kantor gets a grilling from Upper West Side Barnes & Noble Patrons about her book, ‘The Obamas’  —  It's been a busy, rough week for Jodi Kantor, the New York Times reporter whose new book about the first family, The Obamas, entered the world on Tuesday to mixed reviews and controversy …
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Erik Wemple:
How did the Tennessean scoop the White House press corps on the Johnny Depp Halloween party?
Jasmin Ramsey / AJE - Al Jazeera English:
Story of a changing headline: Iran ‘regime collapse’  —  Statements by certain officials that run counter to official policy could further harm prospects of US-Iran relations.  —  Vancouver, Canada - Here's how it goes.  On Tuesday morning, the Washington Post published an article …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
‘Daily Express right to quit PCC because it failed to stop McCann libels’  —  Paper's editor tells Leveson inquiry that regulator was not proactive enough in preventing excesses in press coverage  —  The editor of the Daily Express has justified its decision to quit the Press Complaints Commission …
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Press Association:
Why I published Madeleine stories
Discussion: Guardian
 
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