In an interview with the Press Gazette of London, the Times of London editor Robert Thomson criticized existing newspaper writing and reporting in the United States. The Times is planning to launch a U.S. version later this year.
In terms of business coverage, Thomson stated, “What surprised me when I arrived here in 1998 was how poor the business coverage was on the New York Times.
“Perhaps it’s got a little better, but at the same time there are openings for other providers.”
Thomson said the Times’s U.S. edition would follow a different structure at 64 pages compared with the UK version.
When I read these comments, I think about how comments made by rivals in professional sports such as these become “bulletin board fodder” and provide an incentive to the competition. I can see this quote going up on the bulletin board in the New York Times’ newsroom.
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