The New York Times is expanding its Standards Department.
- “Standards already plays an important role in setting guidelines for our journalism, training journalists, weighing in on ethics, fairness and style before publication and addressing any issues or concerns after publication,” reads the announcement.
- The department will now take on responsibility for reviewing “significantly” more stories before publication.
- It will also provide greater oversight and consultation in areas beyond traditional articles, including social media, audio, video, TV and newsletters.
- The company also plans to expand its training offerings and update and expand its stylebook and Ethical Journalism handbook.
- In addition, the department will also formally being working with the newspaper’s opinion department.
- The move also will bring the Reader Center under the purview of Standards.
- Phil Corbett will continue to lead the department.