Skip to comments.So Much for Hot Climate News: New York Times Shuts Down 'Green' Blog
Posted on 03/02/2013 4:54:04 PM PST by Sub-Driver
So Much for Hot Climate News: New York Times Shuts Down 'Green' Blog By Tim Graham Created 03/02/2013 - 7:32pm
By Tim Graham | March 02, 2013 | 19:32
On Friday, NYTimes.com announced: The Times is discontinuing the Green blog, which was created to track environmental and energy news and to foster lively discussion of developments in both areas. The reality must be that people don't read it, and people simply don't find global warming a scintillating subject. So much for the notion it's the "story of the century."
Over on Andrew Revkin's "Dot Earth" blog, now an Opinion section project, he argued "From a logistical standpoint, the shutdown of Green was probably inevitable once the environment desk was closed in January." Revkin's blog may survive now due to financing through the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. Revkin did attack the Times for preferring blogs about sports and fashion:
Curtis Brainard, who writes about science journalism for the Columbia Journalism Review, harshly criticized Times management for the move and posted an apologetic e-mail message sent by Nancy Kenney, the former deputy environment editor, to the blogs contributors.
The news side of The Times has nine sports blogs; nine spanning fashion, lifestyles, health, dining and the like; four business blogs; four technology blogs (five if you include automobiles as a technology)....
I would like to have thought there was space for the environment in that mix, even though these issues are still often seen by journalists weaned on politics as a sidenote (remember Candy Crowleys post-debate comment about all you climate change people?).
Crowley outraged the Green Left by failing to ask about climate change in the "town hall" presidential debate.
Blogs, buttplugs.. who needs ‘em?
(( ping ))
Gorebal warming ping!
Why have a special environmental blog, when you can work it into everything else?
Now we are getting somewhere....
It’s Not Easy Being Green:
Oh, noez! The science deniers have stormed the gates of truthism! Don’t tell the LIEbertarians. It defies all “logic”!
Wonders never cease!
Hecky durn. Aside, from such devastating news- ever noticed how Candy Crowley looks like John Candy in drag? Kinda funny.