Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Reader Center Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Understanding The Times ByBest-Seller Lists Staff June 7, 2018 In an effort to shed more light on how we work, The Times is running a series of short posts explaining some of our journalistic practices. Here, the New York Times best-seller lists staff answers frequently asked questions about how the lists are put together, and how they’re scrutinized for accuracy and impartiality. How many best-seller lists does The New York Times have? We currently have 11 weekly lists and five monthly lists. This includes our new monthly audiobook fiction and audiobook nonfiction lists. The number of lists, as well as the number of books on those lists and the kinds of books tracked, has changed over the years to help reflect trends in the bookselling industry and to best inform our readers about what is … [Read more...] about Behind the New York Times Best-Seller (‘Not Best-Reviewed’) Lists
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Reader Center Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Understanding The Times ByRachel Nuwer June 7, 2018 In an effort to shed more light on how we work, The Times is running a series of short posts explaining some of our journalistic practices. Here, we explain how couples land wedding announcements in The New York Times. Wedding announcements at The Times are as old as the paper itself: The debut issue of the newspaper, on Sept. 18, 1851, also debuted “Weddings” — at the time a single line proclaiming the union of Sarah Mullett and John Grant. Both were from prominent families, and for more than 100 years the section more or less stuck to that rule, remaining the purview of privileged society figures. That began to change in 1992, when Lois Smith Brady, who freelances for The Times and has covered some 300 weddings, wrote the first … [Read more...] about Who Gets a New York Times Wedding Announcement?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Theater Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByMichael Paulson April 25, 2018 Sara Krulwich, a longtime theater photographer who has documented decades of Broadway history for The New York Times, is being honored for “extraordinary achievement” by the Tony Awards. The awards administrators said Wednesday that Ms. Krulwich, who has been a staff photographer at The Times since 1979, would be among three recipients of this year’s Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theater, which are given to individuals, organizations and institutions that have contributed to the theater industry but are not eligible in any established Tony Awards categories. The Tony Awards will also give honors for excellence to Bessie Nelson, a longtime costume beader, and to Ernest Winzer Cleaners, a 110-year-old business with a specialty in costume work. Earlier this week, Tony … [Read more...] about Tonys Honor a New York Times Theater Photographer
Driving the Day THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE FRONT PAGE has a photo of George H.W. Bush and his daughter Doro paying respects to Barbara Bush http://bit.ly/2HkzlMP … George H.W. Bush greeting well wishers http://bit.ly/2vwmQZ0 … THE NEW YORK TIMES says Bill Clinton and Barack Obama will both attend the funeral today in Houston. … The rundown of the day and list of VIP guests https://politi.co/2K5k00D … MELANIA TRUMP will sit next to BARACK OBAMA … The 16-page program from today’s funeral https://politi.co/2HPm8Zz Story Continued Below -- John P. Lopez (@LopezOnSports): “Barbara Bush’s Secret Service detail, several of whom have been been with her for decades, refuse to leave her side until she is buried. Very powerful.” Pic http://bit.ly/2HFoEDX INCHING CLOSER TO A DEAL? -- THE LATEST ON NORTH KOREA -- “North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile tests, shut down test site,” by WaPo’s Anna Fifield in Tokyo: … [Read more...] about Trump sounds off on The New York Times
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by What critic hasn’t wondered if what she thinks now will endure five, 10 or even 50 years later? Plus: One Times journalist revisits one of the most controversial stories of the decade. Edited byThessaly La Force April 13, 2018 Opinions. They can be strong. And also fleeting. Anyone who has written a review — whether for Yelp or for a major newspaper — understands this. What critic hasn’t wondered if what she thinks now will endure five, 10 or even 50 years later? Here are four reviews by four critics and writers for The New York Times who revisited either a restaurant, a gallery, an album or a play from the early ’80s, examining what effect, if any, the passage of time has had on their opinion of it. Plus: One Times journalist revisits one of the most controversial stories of the decade. The Last … [Read more...] about 5 New York Times Writers on What They Got Right and Wrong in the Early ’80s