Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicThe New York Times

Topic: The New York Times

NYT has new policy for journalists using Twitter. Says ‘feeds become echo chambers’

Executive editor Dean Baquet said it would be purely optional for New York Times journalists to use Twitter because of the uptick in threats online.

Pegasus ‘centrepiece’ of 2017 defence deal between India & Israel, says NYT investigation

A missile system & phone-hacking spyware reportedly used to surveille people were key components of $2bn deal for weapons & intelligence gear, according to year-long investigation.

US software engineer designed online game Wordle as ‘love letter to wife’. It’s viral now

Released in October, the game — which requires players to guess a 5-letter ‘word of the day’ in 6 attempts or less — has grown from having less than 100 players to over 3 lakh.

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‘Time to try and fix problems’: NYT columnist Nicholas Kristof quits to run as Oregon governor

In his final NYT column, Kristof talks about his decision to embark on a political journey.

New York Times didn’t feature Modi on front page or call him ‘last hope’. Image is fake

Several social media users have been posting an image of a fake front page of The New York Times featuring PM Modi.

‘ICMR made scientists downplay threat of 2nd Covid wave, helped Modi politically’, NYT claims

An NYT investigation quotes ICMR scientists saying the medical body's forecast in September 2020 was 'tragically wrong', claims govt contributed to Covid complacency.

Death and journalism: India’s Covid deaths are undercounted, but twice the Partition toll?

Last 3 months have been gravest period of national tragedy, and a lot of Indians have died, mostly avoidably. But an undercount of total deaths at a mass scale is tougher.

Viral photo of crocodile with headline ‘India’s PM cried’ is not from NYT, but satire website

The image of a crocodile with the headline 'India’s PM cried' and The New York Times banner was shared widely on social media, including by Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.

New York Times draws flak for firing freelance editor over pro-Biden tweet

On 19 January, former New York Times editor Lauren Wolfe had tweeted that she had 'chills' watching President Joe Biden’s plane land outside Washington D.C. ahead of his inauguration.

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.