CONSUMED BY MEDIA

Not so fast: NYT tech story stacked the deck

Posted in digital media, journalism trends, social media, Twitter by Diane on August 17, 2009

Remember the NYT front pager a week ago that suggested more and more families are logging on the first thing in the morning, leaving the family dog in the lurch? Well, turns out reporter Brad Stone drew a little too heavily from a network of friends and families that are naturally predisposed to voracious media consumption. Yesterday the paper’s public editor, Clark Hoyt, said supporting evidence for this trend story was thin; business editor Larry Ingrassia conceded that “Brad should have cast the net wider,” but maintains it’s still a valid story. Read the story

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