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After Criticism: Here's How 'NYT Magazine' Labels Deborah Solomon Interview Page on Sunday

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

After Criticism: Here's How 'NYT Magazine' Labels Deborah Solomon Interview Page on Sunday

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Recent criticism directed at The New York Times for how it handles the seamlessly edited one-page Sunday Q and A in its Sunday magazine, handled by Deborah Solomon, has resulted in a small but significant change coming this Sunday.

The page looks much the same -- it features former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton -- but it now has a new tag at the bottom: "Interview conducted, condensed and edited by Deborah Solomon."

The actual text still reads like a brief back and forth with no obvious editing, but the hope must be that the italic explanation -- or disclaimer -- at the end takes care of it.

The paper's public editor, Clark Hoyt, raised questions about the editing of the Solomon column in an October 14 column. Earlier, two of the interviewees from the past had complained about certain aspects to the New York Press. Hoyt wrote that they "said their published interviews with Solomon contained questions she never asked. …

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