Nieman Foundation at Harvard
HOME
          
LATEST STORY
Project Veritas and the mainstream media are strange allies in the fight to protect press freedom
ABOUT                    SUBSCRIBE
April 25, 2013, 2:49 p.m.
LINK: www.capitalnewyork.com  ➚   |   Posted by: Joshua Benton   |   April 25, 2013

The indefatigable Joe Pompeo at Capital New York reports that the Times is reviewing its stable of blogs, and notes that its media blog doesn’t look long for this world:

Media Decoder hasn’t posted any content since April 14. For the time being, “they’ve moved all media coverage over to an article format,” according to a source familiar with the situation, who added: “I think it’s part of a broader effort to prune the blogs and push everything into our own new CMS, called Scoop. Better for the coming redesign that the paper has previewed.”

Asked about the status of Media Decoder, which had become a topic of interest among media wonks on Twitter these past few days, a Times spokesperson said the blog is “dormant, not dead.” Media editor Bruce Headlam was out of the office today and didn’t immediately respond to emails.

To be fair, most Times blogs have always been home to very article-y posts — the transition shouldn’t be a hard one to make.

Show tags Show comments / Leave a comment
 
Join the 60,000 who get the freshest future-of-journalism news in our daily email.
Project Veritas and the mainstream media are strange allies in the fight to protect press freedom
If the government narrowly defines “the press” based on its political outlook or ethics, then no news organization is safe from attacks by future administrations.
Slow down, take small steps: OpenNews’ Sisi Wei on how little changes can lead to big ones
“We can make change together as opposed to trying to depend on one person to lead us all. When I think about making change that way, it becomes so much more accessible.”
He’ll keep the blue check, though: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is stepping down
His replacement, CTO Parag Agrawal, had only tweeted 10 times in 2021 before today.