Talk:The New York Times Company
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Spammer User:David J Johnson refuses to provide a source that indicates minority shareholder is the controller of the New York Times and is stepping near violation of 3 revert rule as well as conflict of interest. Ferociouslettuce (talk) 22:49, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
- This is the wrong place to make this request and please do not make accusations of "Spammer", or conflict of interest. I have reverted your edits with a proper explanation that your edit of Chairman was incorrect and re-inserted the correct Chairman. The article mentions the majority shareholder, who is not a key executive of the company. Thank you, David J Johnson (talk) 22:54, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
Evaluation of The New York Times Company Article
After reading this article I realized that some of the facts that seem quite essential to this article are actually mentioned without any reference to a citation. For example, it states that The New York Times Company reported revenues of $3.4 billion to its investors in the year 2005. However, this especially important detail lacks any reference that backs up this claim. Consequently, it may be worth checking out to ensure that people with ties to the company aren't just painting the business in a better light. Most of the facts are referenced with citations, although often these citations are repeatedly from the same or similar sources which puts the credibility of the article in question by increasing the potential for bias.
The article talks significantly about the company's financial proceedings, particularly between the years of 2003 and 2013 however, I would've certainly liked to see more on their specific goals for news and the standards they set for their articles. As a publication company, I was hoping to see more on the literary values they endorse and learn about what makes news and articles from The New York Time truly different from other reputable news outlets. Considering that the article mentions more of the financial and economic history of the company, there isn't much dedicated to the actual journalism, the readers, or the sorts of news they report on. The New York Times Company's viewpoints on news, media, and journalism are extremely underrepresented in this article as it seems to primarily detail the historical and business-related history of the company rather than the news and headlines the company supplies to millions throughout the USA.
Upon reviewing the article's sources, there doesn't seem to be any plagiarism in this article and the sources do function as intended. As mentioned before, at times many facts regarding business transactions and financial reports are cited with the same or similar source, and this just causes some speculation as to whether this article truly showcases an unbiased view on the company and its value. There seem to certain points that were stated that could've possibly been skewed slightly to enhance the perception of the company's assets and their net worth. None of the information seems to really be out of date however, a greater variety of sources and more information on the news and journalism aspect of the company should definitely be added.
My two questions in regards to this article are:
Why does the article make a concerned effort to not provide information regarding the company's development and viewpoints on news and journalism?
Why does the article mention virtually nothing in regards to the types of news publications and/or news media that are under The New York Times Company?Aditya P (talk) 16:43, 15 February 2017 (UTC) Aditya P 2/15/2017
- Because this article is about the New York Times Company. The newspaper itself, and the journalistic issues, are the subject of another Wikipedia entry, The New York Times.
- Having said that, this is a disappointing article. It looks like it was cut and pasted from the New York Times Company 10-K, without distinguishing between important and unimportant details, without any understanding of a theme or a story. Fortunately, the 10-K is referenced at the bottom, and anyone who wants to understand the Times corporation, and answer your questions, should skip this Wikipedia article and read the 10-K instead. This article would even be improved by following the 10-K more closely, particularly by the discussions at the beginning of the 10-K on the main issues facing the newspaper and the corporation. It would also be improved by references to third-party sources about these issues. It's hard to find that on the Internet because if you simply search for "New York Times" on Google or other book and periodical indexes you'll be swamped by hits that have nothing to do with the corporation. I think the way to do it is to go to a business library and ask a librarian. You might be able to find business and corporate issues discussed in the Columbia Journalism Review. The concept you're looking for in a periodical search is a "corporate profile," but I can't figure out how to do a Google search for that. The closest I can get is things like this  which is also just a paraphrase of the 10-K. --Nbauman (talk) 16:11, 22 February 2017 (UTC)