NYT Resignations Cast Light on Journalistic Ethics

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An ethics scandal rocks the credibility of a major American institution. Despite full disclosure, the controversy won-t go away. Finally, top executives are forced to resign--a page torn from the recent travails of the New York Times, where reporter Jayson Blair got on a fast track to prestigious assignments even though he consistently plagiarized and invented stories that he reported as fact. Last month, editors disclosed the problem and admitted responsibility. Yesterday, Executive Editor Howell Raines and Managing Editor Gerald Boyd resigned. How did it happen? Can the damage be repaired? What are the lessons for American journalism? We ask veteran journalists who edit and cover the news and the media, the dean of the UC Berkeley-s School of Journalism, and the former president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.
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Palestinian Authority on peace process

Rees' article, "Who's the No. 1 Palestinian Now?"

New York Times

Funny Cide

Belmont Stakes

Moran's article, "Shooting Beyond the Triple Crown"



Warren Olney