THE NEW YORK TIMES COVERING THE EARTHQUAKE IN CHILE…FROM RIO DE JANEIRO

Files under General | Feb 27th

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They are called “regional correspondents”.

What a shame!

The NewYork Times covers Chile… from Brazil.

Well the distance between Rio and Santiago is only 1814.31 miles…

It’s like covering Spain from Russia.

That’s the first problem.

The second is the second class content of the dispatch from Rio.

Alexei Barrionuevo reports quoting… Associated Press, Chile’s TVN Cable, the Department of Homeland Security, CNN International, Mrs. Bachelet statements, Facebook and Twitter messages, The White House press secretary, Reuters…

So here we have the most important daily newspaper of the world serving a “mix salad” of second hand news where Eric Lipton contributed reporting from Washington, and Charles Newbery from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Alexei Barrionuevo reported from Rio de Janeiro, and Liz Robbins from New York.

You better follow Twitter real witnesses, than these journalism bureaucrats.


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7 Responses to “THE NEW YORK TIMES COVERING THE EARTHQUAKE IN CHILE…FROM RIO DE JANEIRO”

  1. Rick Bringling says:

    This blog post is a joke right? So the NYT doesn’t have a correspondent in Chile and they file a post from another South American reporter and you give them a hard time? Ironically, if there was no earthquake and the NYT had a correspondent sitting around in Chile you would probably make fun of them for wasting their money when they could rely on the local news media.

  2. Rick, In cases like this one The New York Times must have stringers. That’s all. You don’t cover Washington DC from New Orleans. Or Hollywood from Seattle. Chile has hundreds of terrific journalists fluent in English. Chile is a serious country with serious economic relations with the USA. Chile matters.

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  4. Tom Corbett says:

    Juan Antonio, even if they don’t have stringers. The reporter in Rio should jump in the car/train/what ever and get closer to the source, I mean Chile. The NYTimes can pay his travel surely.

  5. Well, still is reporting from Rio “a cidade maravilhosa”. Amazing!

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