I spent a couple of days this week looking into the changing editorial process at the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
The Times has traditionally been a strong advocate of diversity and inclusiveness in its editorial and news coverage, and has a long history of doing so.
But in recent years, the Times has increasingly taken an active role in editorializing about issues of social and racial justice, including the treatment of Black Americans in the criminal justice system.
This has led to a shift in editorial standards and a shift of editorial voices, with the Times now publishing an editorial board with more than twice the number of African-American people on the editorial board as the number who are women, Asian-Americans, Latinos and other minorities, and the number writing about the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Times has also taken a more prominent role in covering the issues of climate change and health care.
But it seems that the Times is taking on a new role in the editorial process.
“The Times is moving into a new phase in its long-standing commitment to inclusion and equity,” says Adrienne Brown, executive editor at the Times, in a statement to The Jerusalem Times.
“Its editorial team has become increasingly diverse.
This is particularly evident in our coverage of health care, which has taken a number of cues from our colleagues in the other major American newspapers.
We are taking the lead on these issues, which will continue to be important in the future.”
Brown says that the changes will allow the Times to provide more comprehensive and balanced coverage of issues, and that this will help the Times “make the case for our work.”
But it also raises questions about how the Times will reach its audience.
The Times now has more than two dozen reporters on its editorial staff, and this means that the paper is becoming more diverse in its coverage of social justice issues, Brown says.
And the Times also has a diverse editorial board, which includes women, people of color, queer people, people who are LGBT, and many more, she adds.
But the Times still has a minority of women and people of colour on its masthead.
“This is a very significant shift in the way we cover social justice,” Brown says in the statement.
“It is about taking our focus from focusing on one issue at a time, and focusing more on our community, our people, and our history, and giving them a voice.”
This is an important shift that has the Times opening up its newsroom to a wider audience, and Brown says the changes are also a reflection of the Times’ changing editorial standards.
The newspaper is now a more inclusive paper, and more than 80 percent of its newsrooms are now open to new hires and more diversity is expected to increase in the coming years, Brown adds.
As for the editorial changes, Brown points out that the New Times has long been known for its diverse staff, so it is only natural that the editorial standards will change.
In a letter published this week by The New York Review of Books, journalist and author J.K. Trotter wrote that the change in editorial processes at the paper “is part of a broader shift away from the traditional editorial model that has characterized the Times for decades, from its founding in 1872 to the present day.”
Trotter, who is also the author of “The New York Sun,” says that while there have been some changes in the Times editorial system, the changes have been relatively minor compared to the shift in its news coverage.
“The shift in tone, structure, and content has been very subtle, but it has become apparent in the coverage over the past few years,” Trotters letter states.
“The Times may be a major news publisher, but its editors are no longer solely tasked with providing balanced coverage to the American people, as they once were.
Rather, their roles are to report the news without prejudice and provide an inclusive forum where readers can share their perspectives.”
According to Trotts letter, the change is also part of an effort by the Times as part of its “big shift to digital,” a move that will make the newspaper more accessible to a broader audience, especially young readers, and help increase its audience in areas where the newspaper is already in a strong position.
Trotters letter concludes by noting that “there is much to celebrate in the shift toward digital, which is not limited to the Times.
The changes have the potential to transform how the newspaper reports, presents, and communicates on social issues.”
Accordingly, the letter asks that readers contact the Times if they would like to learn more about the changes and how to continue to have their voice heard.
The letter was written by Troters wife, Susan Trotzer.
Trotzer’s letter can be found here.