Must-Read: This morning it is Jonathan Portes who is unhappy with the New York Times. And I agree. But it's not just the level at which the organization is performing. It is that the organization is moving in the wrong direction. For example:
Those beats won't sweeten themselves!
I think that the New York Times has made a decision. I think that the organization has concluded that "data journalism" and "explainer journalism" were just fads—that the road to advertising sustainability consists of a combination of (a) clickbait and (b) being careful to flatter all of their inside sources equally, via opinions-of-shape-of-earth-differ journalism.
This produces stories that are not informative, abandons any hope of someday becoming a trustworthy information intermediary. And it produces stories that are not pleasing to Jonathan:
Jonathan Portes: The New York Times, Brexit, and the balance of bulls---: "Two articles published recently by the New York Times... on Brexit... http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/brexit-opinions-remain-brexiteer-bull-bs-leave-eu-new-york-times-jenni-russell-daniel-hannan-a7880401.html