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Posts Tagged ‘Israel’

NYT Fashion Director Vanessa Friedman: ‘I Get a Lot of Feedback’

HaaretzLogoEarly on in Haaretz’s interview article with New York Times fashion director and chief fashion critic Vanessa Friedman, the former Financial Times reporter pays the readers at her new place of employment a solid compliment:

“The nice thing about the Times is that it has very interactive readers, very engaged readers, and so I get a lot of feedback – definitely more than I did before. It helps me understand who’s reading and their thinking… whether or not we agree with each other.”

Friedman met reporter Sahar Shalev in the lobby of a Tel Aviv hotel. She came to Israel for a visit to the Shenkar School of Engineering and Design and a viewing of fashion design graduates’ final projects.

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Nobel Prize Winner’s Wise Words Frame NYT Op-Ed

On December 7, 1995, Irish playwright and poet Seamus Heaney accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature. The speech he gave that day in Sweden was later published under the title Crediting Poetry. Today, from that speech, a key passage anchors the headline and first paragraph of New York Times op-ed columnist Roger Cohen‘s piece about the current Middle East turmoil:

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Dr. Ruth Has a Question for Michael Bloomberg

Katie Couric, via a new Tumblr blog, has been keeping readers posted about tomorrow’s big Yahoo debut. The global anchor solicited questions from readers for her conversation with Michael Bloomberg and today shared this post-taping photo from the United Nations (Bloomberg was recently appointed special envoy for cities and climate change):

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Couric thanked everyone for the suggested interview questions and has been sharing some of her favorites. Among the highlighted selections is this one from Dr. Ruth Westheimer:

Is he going to keep fighting for more gun control? I’m not a stranger to guns as I was a sniper in the Israeli underground, but too many people are dying from guns in this country.

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NYT Vet Clyde Haberman Recalls a Few Jerusalem Highlights

ChemiShavelLogoChemi Shalev, New York-based U.S. editor for Haaretz, has a fun interview with Clyde Haberman, a reporter who very recently wrapped up 36 years of stalwart service with the New York Times. When you’ve had as long and varied a career as Haberman, the lede for a third-party article pretty much writes itself:

Haberman recounts the time a member of Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations – “A president of something or other,” as he puts it – got up and said: “Every morning when I read you, I get sick to my stomach.”

“Your health is everything,” the veteran New York Times journalist responded. “You should stop reading.”

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PolicyMic Has Trouble with Photos of Flint, Michigan

Deadline Detroit columnist Alan Stamm this weekend was all over a sloppy bit of reporting about Flint by PolicyMic writer Laura Dimon. There were a number of issues with the article, including a couple of egregious photo errors.

WrongPhoto1The first photo mistake, rectified late Friday (without a correction note) via the removal of the offending image, had the Israeli street at-right framed as being in Michigan:

An uncredited photo of a street in Ramla, Israel, accompanied the article until after 10 p.m. Friday. A Redditor named Sam first noted that incongruity Friday afternoon. He proves the error with a Google Street Maps image and posts:

“I thought I was hallucinating at first, but this picture is not actually from Flint. I know this because I lived in the place pictured almost my entire life. It’s a city in Israel called Ramla. I’m really confused as to why this picture is featured in the article and I’m a little creeped out.”

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