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Goodwin: The New York Times’ long descent from credibility

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This
is part two of excerpts from Michael Goodwin’s Pulliam Lecture at
Hillsdale College. The separation of news from opinion was an
ingrained part of the culture at The New York Times when I started
there in the 1970s. As a young reporter, I knew the rule without
understanding its significance. I only knew I was not permitted to
express my opinions in my stories. Those were the days when copy was
edited by hand and if you veered into editorializing, editors simply
crossed out the offending words. You learned of your mistake when you
read the paper the next day and realized your opinion was on the
cutting-room floor.

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