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How the media is responding to New York Times' innovation report

The New York Times' innovation report recently was leaked to the public, and now media institutions are responding.
Herb Scribner, Deseret News Modified: May 19, 2014 at 2:20 pm •  Published: May 20, 2014

What happens when the media talk about the media?

Last week was stuffed deep with news of The New York Times and how its then-executive editor, Jill Abramson, was let go. Twitter spat out in fury, critics and pundits claimed it was sexist and some questioned whether it was about pay.

“It is one thing to gossip or complain about your boss, but quite another to watch her head get chopped off in the cold light of day,” wrote David Carr for The Times. “The lack of decorum was stunning.”

It was messy.

But the Times was also in the news for its innovation report, which was leaked to the masses.

The American Journalism Review looked at the report and published its own look into the state of digital journalism. Mark Potts wrote the piece for AJR and said the Times had a lot to do with its own problems.

“As has been the case elsewhere, most of The Times’s biggest, deepest wounds were self-inflicted, as attempts to graft a digital future onto a legacy print news operation have been hindered time and again by the shackles of 150 years of print-centric culture and processes,” Potts wrote.

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