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"It’s been quite baffling and painful for me to have people assume I’m a racist and believe that I said the ridiculous things I’m accused of saying..."

"... that 'racism is over,' that 'white supremacy doesn’t exist,' or 'white privilege doesn’t exist,' or that I defended the use of blackface or said horrible things about black teenagers in general. I’m surprised by how quick some colleagues who barely know me were prepared to accept those accusations and even add more on a Times alumni Facebook page. Someone to whom I don’t think I’ve spoken since 1994 said 'calling him only a racist is being nice.' An editor I happily worked side by side with...
Tags: Law, Journalism, Autism, Zimbabwe, Peru, Nyt, Times, Asperger, Moyo, Bulawayo, McNeil, Donald McNeil, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Insults, Ndebele


How Comcast's investing arm Comcast Ventures unraveled

Good morning and welcome to Insider Advertising for February 25. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:But first, we're looking to highlight the top PR pros helping companies go public. Submit nominations here by March 5.Comcast Ventures' unraveling.The New York Times' Carolyn Ryan.Netflix's "L-staff."If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media.Tips, comments, suggestions? Drop me a line at LJohnson...
Tags: Elon Musk, Media, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Tesla, Netflix, Canada, Comcast, Digital Media, New York Times, The New York Times, Comcast Ventures, Catalina, Ryan, Ashley Rodriguez


"The online publication Slate has suspended a well-known podcast host after he debated with colleagues over whether people who are not Black should be able to quote a racial slur..."

"... in some contexts. Mike Pesca, the host of 'The Gist,' a podcast on news and culture... made his argument during a conversation last week with colleagues on the interoffice messaging platform Slack. In a lengthy thread of messages, Slate staff members were discussing the resignation of Donald G. McNeil Jr., a reporter who said this month that he was resigning from The New York Times after he had used the slur during a discussion of racism while working as a guide on a student trip in 2019....
Tags: Law, Censorship, New York Times, Anderson, Slate, Mike Pesca, Jacob Weisberg, Donald McNeil, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Insults, Joel Anderson, Employment Discrimination, DONALD G McNEIL Jr, Jacob Weisberg Slate, Slate disagreed For Black


"The parents of adventurous young meritocrats paid $5,490 (plus airfare) for two weeks studying 'Public Health and Development in the Andes.'"

"On that trip, the reporter, Donald G. McNeil Jr., got into a series of heated arguments with students, none of them Black, on the charged question of race. Their complaints would ultimately end his career as a high-profile public health reporter for The Times, and again put The Times at the center of the national argument over journalism and racism and labor.... The student at the center of this story is Sophie Shepherd, who isn’t among the teenagers who have spoken anonymously to other news or...
Tags: Law, America, New York Times, The Times, Nyt, Ivy League, Ben Smith, Times, Smith, Machu Picchu, Shepherd, Andes, Lee Fang, FANG, Sophie Shepherd, Andover


Spiked New York Times column on reporter's exit published by New York Post

Bret Stephens piece criticizing newspaper’s handling of Donald McNeil departure over racist language was pulled by senior bossesAn article that was spiked by the New York Times – in which a conservative columnist criticised the newspaper’s handling of a former reporter who left the paper over his use of a racist slur – has been published in full by the New York Post. Related: Trump’s defense team expected to push for swift conclusion of second impeachment trial – live Continue reading...
Tags: New York Post, Media, World news, Newspapers, US news, New York Times, US press and publishing, Trump, Bret Stephens, Donald McNeil, Spiked New York Times


The New York Post publishes the Bret Stephens column that the New York Times spiked.

It's not that Stephens, a regular NYT columnist, can or would just give the rejected column to another newspaper to publish. The Post tells us the column — which defends the NYT reporter who got ousted for saying the n-word — "circulated among Times staffers and others" and the Post got hold of it "from one of them, not Stephens himself." Presumably, the Post publishes it because it is newsworthy — not as an opinion on the news but because the spiking of it is news, so we need to see what it is....
Tags: Post, New York Post, Law, Congress, America, Journalism, Rap, Conversation, House, New York Times, Shanghai, The Times, Peru, Nyt, State Department, Morality


2 journalists at The New York Times left the company following separate controversies

Nighttime view of the New York Times building. Photo by Oliver Morris/Getty Images Two staffers of The New York Times resigned on Friday amid separate scandals. Donald McNeil resigned amid internal backlash for his reported use of a racial slur in 2019. Andy Mills resigned from the company in part due to his role as producer of the "Caliphate" podcast. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Two staffers of The New York Times resigned Friday for their role in two distinct s...
Tags: News, Media, New York City, Trends, New York Times, Peru, The New York Times, Kahn, Donald, Mills, Dean Baquet, Baquet, McNeil, Donald McNeil, Caliphate, Joe Kahn


Two New York Times journalists leave paper over different controversies

Donald McNeil, reporter who used racist slur on student trip, and Andy Mills, Caliphate podcast producer, departed, staff memo saidTwo New York Times journalists have left the paper over separate controversies including its high-profile public health and Covid-19 reporter Donald McNeil following disclosures about his use of racist language while on a company-sponsored student trip.Following allegations of McNeil’s conduct when he had used the N-word in front of high school students on a 2019 tri...
Tags: Media, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, US news, New York Times, Peru, US press and publishing, McNeil, Donald McNeil, Andy Mills Caliphate


"'Originally, I thought the context in which I used this ugly word could be defended.' The science reporter... described the 'n-word' incident..."

"... as having occurred during a dinner discussion about the use of racial slurs, in which one student on the trip asked whether a classmate should have been suspended for using racist rhetoric in a video. 'To understand what was in the video, I asked if she had called someone else the slur or whether she was rapping or quoting a book title. In asking the question, I used the slur itself,' McNeil wrote. He apologized for 'extraordinarily bad judgment' to both the staff of the Times, singling out...
Tags: Law, Nyt, Times, Dean Baquet, McNeil, Donald McNeil, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Insults, NY Times Star


The Big Picture

When I posted my COVID19 turning points one of mine – and one that many TPM Readers shared – was listening to New York Times science and health reporter Donald McNeil on The Daily podcast on February 27th clearly comparing COVID to the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic in which “not everybody died, but everybody knew somebody who died.” Here is McNeil talking to Christiane Amanpour about the federal response to the epidemic. There’s no new fact you won’t know. Or not many. But he puts the whole picture...
Tags: News, Cdc, New York Times, Josh Marshall, Christiane Amanpour, Redfield, McNeil, Donald McNeil, DONALD G McNEIL Jr, Editors' Blog


New Virus Means Deadlier Flu Season Is Possible

HughPickens.com writes Donald McNeil writes in the NYT that this year's flu season may be deadlier than usual because this year's flu vaccine is a relatively poor match to a new virus that is now circulating. "Flu is unpredictable, but what we've seen thus far is concerning," says Dr. Thomas R. Frieden. According to the CDC, five U.S. children have died from flu-related complications so far this season. Four of them were infected with influenza A viruses, including three cases of H3N2 infections...
Tags: Cdc, United States, Frieden, Thomas R Frieden, Relenza, Donald McNeil