Wednesday, January 27, 2010

NY Times' Jayson Blair gave private co-worker info to other media-Boyd

"In his posthumous memoir coming out next week, former NYT managing editor Gerald Boyd reveals that disgraced NYT reporter Jayson Blair "spied on colleagues" and regularly provided inside NYT information to the New York Observer. According to Boyd, Blair had begun leaking information to Pappu in August 2002 about
  • "staffing decisions, newsroom strategies, and dispute," in reply to Pappu's regular email questions....
Blair had leaked a list to Pappu of all the NYT reporters who had been assigned to the paper's Ira(q) coverage -- "including," Boyd said, "The information was confidential and competitive," Boyd fumed, "and its release was potentially life-threatening.""...


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