The public editor receives as many as 300 messages on a typical day, and the total can spike into the thousands if a blogger or one of the media watchdog sites urges its followers to protest something the paper has published. Coverage of presidential politics in 2008, the Middle East at any time, and the latest developments in the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church reliably produced torrents of protest.He doesn't mention any concerns raised about the Times's coverage of Atlantic Yards, and he surely had enough to keep him busy. But he was certainly put on notice.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
The New York Times's Public Editor, Clark Hoyt, is leaving his post after three years and, in his last column (A Final Report From Internal Affairs), he offers some reflections: