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New York Times chief outlines coverage shift: From Trump-Russia to Trump racism

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Dean
Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, said recently
that, after the Mueller report, the paper has to shift the focus of
its coverage from the Trump-Russia affair to the president’s alleged
racism. “We built our newsroom to cover one story, and we did it
truly well,” Baquet said. “Now we have to regroup, and
shift resources and emphasis to take on a different story.”
Baquet made the remarks at an employee town hall Monday. A recording
was leaked to Slate, which published a transcript Thursday. Senior
Columnist Fred Barnes on the expanded Washington Examiner magazine In
the beginning of the Trump administration, the Times geared up to
cover the Russia affair, Baquet explained. “Chapter 1 of the
story of Donald Trump, not only for our newsroom but, frankly, for
our readers, was: Did Donald Trump have untoward relationships with
the Russians, and was there obstruction of justice? That was a really
hard story, by the way, let’s not forget that. We set ourselves up to
cover that story. I’m going to say it. We won two Pulitzer Prizes
covering that story. And I think we covered that story better than
anybody else.”

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