Tuesday, January 19, 2010

How Can We Miss You When You Won't Go Away?

Thing's I wont miss when the NYT goes back behind a firewall:
  1. David Brooks
  2. Thomas Friedman
  3. Maureen Dowd
  4. Andrew Ross Sorkin
  5. Adam Nagourney
  6. Jeff Zeleny
  7. The odious Styles section
  8. Escapes
  9. The ever-aspirational real estate section
  10. Hand-wringing Metro articles about gentrification (which always come down on the side of advocating for more of it)
  11. Withholding important stories (e.g., about violations of Americans' civil liberties) at the request of the Republican party
  12. Fake trend stories prompted by writers' late-night conversations with their sorority sisters
  13. He Said/She Said framing
  14. Doctoring photographs to fit a writer's meme (h/t watertiger)
Things I will miss when the NYT goes back behind a firewall:
  1. Paul Krugman (except that enterprising folks will post all his columns within minutes of them going up on the Times site, so I won't miss him after all)
  2. Mark Bittman (except that he collects his recipes in regularly released cookbooks, so I won't miss him, either)

No comments: