Press: Newswatch: Don't Say It Again, Sam

Don't Say It Again, Sam

Newspapers used to be content with printing what they knew. The New York Times, which has acres of space to fill, has lately been telling its readers what it doesn't know. It names the news sources it could not reach, to show how fairly it covers a story (a check by computer shows that in the past 14 months the Times told its readers 101 times that a news source "did not return telephone calls"). On occasion the paper also publishes a series of questions about stories in the news that it doesn't know the answer to. Is this to show...

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