Monday, July 04, 2011

Times assigns eight staffers to story about Brearley School head's departure; what about covering EB-5?

I read with incredulity a 7/2/01 New York Times article headlined Quick Exit of Private School’s Leader Puzzles Parents.

Sure, Times readers are interested in the fate of the city's most prestigious private school for girls. But the Times article, attributed to two authors, also cited five other reporters and a researcher as contributors.
 Eight staffers, one story.

It makes me wonder: what if the Times had assigned eight reporters to the EB-5 story--Forest City Ratner's dubious effort to raise $249 million from immigrants interested in green cards--rather than dismiss it in two paragraphs, as was done in March?

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