We’re back with another edition of Sree’s Sunday #NYTReadalong. Fahima Haque, audiences editor for The New York Times National Desk, will be our guest. Her job is essentially to make the journalism at The New York Times more inclusive and more accessible. She also edits the Race/Related Newsletter.
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Fahima will use these articles to help explain her role at the Times:
“Congratulations, You’re the Oldest Person in Town! Please Accept This Cane” An example of an “Across the Country” dispatch and how brainstorming leads to great headlines
“Where Reparations Stand in the U.S.” An example of an explainer (i.e. service journalism) and one that was featured in Race/Related
“A Love Letter to Hip-Hop” An example of explaining the back story of an article as part of the Race/Related Newsletter.
“This City Had Quietly Celebrated Pride Before. In 2023, That Was Not an Option.” An example of writing about a community and place with sensitivity; the reporter jumped in the comments and chatted with readers about her reporting, their questions and concerns. The American South specific callout that Fahima and Emily shaped is embedded in this story (and it's embedded in all of her stories).
“When does life begin?” An example of how a team of editors and writers figured out how to frame a sensitive topic, go beyond abortion and really speak to this existential question and how to protect the reporter on social, given the sensitivity. It was also promoted in their Morning newsletter. They also wrote a callout to ask readers their thoughts.
As a bonus, we have the .pdf of NYT 52 Places to Go (from last week’s paper) and the .pdf of a special section in this week’s paper, How Do I Pay for College?
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