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Editorial Changes At NYT: Corbett Named Standards Editor, Landman To Lead Culture

Jonathan Landman.jpgNew York Times executive editor Bill Keller has announced two new changes atop the editorial staff at the paper, starting with the announcement yesterday that Deputy News Editor Phil Corbett will be taking on the role of associate managing editor for standards next month after Craig Whitney retires.

“In that role, Phil will become the newsroom’s voice for all standards and ethics questions relating to content and news coverage, both in the printed newspaper and on the Web,” Keller said in a memo to staff. “This includes responsibility — along with Greg Brock — for dealing with corrections and editors’ notes, as well as questions from the Public Editor. He will also be the teller’s window for vetting conflict of interest and other policy rules outlined in the handbook on Ethical Journalism.”

Then today, Keller announced to the Times staff that Deputy Managing Editor Jonathan Landman (right) would be taking over the culture editor role vacated by Sam Sifton last month when he was picked to take up Frank Bruni‘s restaurant critic beat.

Keller called Landman’s selection a “no-brainer,” and noted that as he steps away from his role overseeing the Times‘s digital newsroom, the paper’s other leaders (including Keller himself) will have to focus more heavily on the Web:

“In proposing this change, Jon made a strong case that, in the next stage of integration, the support and promotion of this new kind of journalism must become more fully the responsibility of the newsroom’s top leadership — me, [managing editor Jill Abramson] and [managing editor John Geddes]. He reminded me that in the original proposal for an integrated newsroom — May, 2005 — I insisted that it is not enough to create new advocates for Web journalism within the NYT newsroom; the newsroom would be truly integrated only when the top editors took as much responsibility for our digital journalism as they do for the more traditional kind. We’ve stopped a little short of that ambition, in large part because we had Jon to defer to and depend on. We’ll have more to say on this important subject, but the main thing to say now is that Jill and I, in particular, see this as time to rearrange our priorities and devote more of our bandwidth to digital journalism.”

Said Landman in an announcement about his move today:

“It’s time for the newsroom to take the next step toward full integration, to put management of Web journalism and print in the same hands. That’s how we’ll be able to do the ambitious work we want to do.”

Read more of Keller’s memos about both Corbett and Landman here.

After the jump, the press release from the Times today announcing Landman’s appointment.

(Photo courtesy of The New York Times)

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Times Issues Jared Paul Stern Correction; Jared Paul Stern Issues Memo To Times

jps_times_correction_sm.jpgFrom today’s TimesCorrections“:

An article on Sunday about some of the more captivating events in the New York region in 2006 referred incorrectly to a federal investigation of Jared Paul Stern, a former contributor to the Page Six section of The New York Post whom Ronald W. Burkle, the supermarket magnate, has accused of an extortion attempt. The investigation came to light when it was reported by The Post; it was not announced by federal authorities. In addition, allegations that Mr. Stern had been caught on video demanding a $100,000 payment, as well as monthly stipends, for keeping negative accounts of Mr. Burkle from the press were made by Mr. Burkle, not by federal authorities.

Jared Paul Stern’s original memo (Dec. 31) obtained by FishbowlNY:

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    jps_times_correction_sm.jpgFrom today’s TimesCorrections“:

    An article on Sunday about some of the more captivating events in the New York region in 2006 referred incorrectly to a federal investigation of Jared Paul Stern, a former contributor to the Page Six section of The New York Post whom Ronald W. Burkle, the supermarket magnate, has accused of an extortion attempt. The investigation came to light when it was reported by The Post; it was not announced by federal authorities. In addition, allegations that Mr. Stern had been caught on video demanding a $100,000 payment, as well as monthly stipends, for keeping negative accounts of Mr. Burkle from the press were made by Mr. Burkle, not by federal authorities.

    Jared Paul Stern’s original memo (Dec. 31) obtained by FishbowlNY:

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      From: Jared Paul Stern
      To: NYTimes
      CC: Bill Keller, Barney Calame
      Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2006 15:16:20 EST
      Subject: Retraction / Apology Needed

      Gentlemen: Alan Feuer‘s story today, “A Trapped Cat, a Fleeing Bull and a Few Human Tragedies, Too” contains some gross inaccuracies in the section regarding me, “A Gossip, More Idle.”

      Let me address each false statement in turn:

      1. A much more common ailment — avarice — was in the news in April when federal authorities announced they were investigating Jared Paul Stern, a gossip broker and longtime contributor to the Page Six scandal section of The New York Post.

      Federal authorities have announced no such thing. No authorities or officials of any kind have ever commented on nor confirmed anything regarding an alleged investigation whatsoever. This has been noted previously in published reports.

      2. No charges have been filed in the case, in which investigators say that Mr. Stern tried to blackmail Ronald W. Burkle, the supermarket magnate.

      Again, “investigators” have said no such thing, and this statement is libelous. In addition, there is no “case” whatsoever and it is false to state that there is.

      3. They say Mr. Stern was in fact caught on video demanding a $100,000 payment, as well as monthly stipends, for keeping negative accounts of Mr. Burkle from appearing in the Post.

      See # 1 & 2. The only person who has made any such allegations is Burkle himself.

      4. Not too long ago, it was reported that Mr. Stern (who denies the charges) received a book deal for his inside-the-fence account of the celebrity gossip world tentatively titled, “Stern Measures.”

      In #2 above, you state that “no charges have been filed.” How then can I “den[y] the charges”? You have already stated there aren’t any. What I deny, and intend to seek legal redress for, are Burkle’s accusations and defamatory conduct, as well as derogatory articles such as this.

      I have notified you in the past of demonstrably false and misleading statements in the unending series of articles you’ve seen fit to devote to Burkle’s smear campaign. That includes emails to the Times reporters and editors involved, as well as Mr. Calame in May and October, and Senior Editor Greg Brock in October. You have issued various corrections along the way, including the one on April 11th regarding the false statment that I was “cooperating” with an investigation, though many other such reckless, malicious and innacurate statements have gone uncorrected. No doubt that has contributed to the injuriously false impression of events which even your own reporters have formed, to say nothing of your readers.

      Please inform me as soon as possible what measures you intend to take to remedy this situation.

      Sincerely,
      Jared Paul Stern

      cc: Joseph Tacopina, esq.

      Note: Nothing stated herein is intended as, nor should it be deemed to constitute, a waiver or relinquishment of any legal or equitable rights or remedies, all of which are hereby expressly reserved.

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