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CJA’s July 8, 1998 letter to Michael Kramer, Editorial Director -- "RE: Story Proposals: News Ombudsmen/Turning the Spotlight on The New York Times"

     SEE:  Paper Trail of Suppression, Protectionism, & Blackballing by The New York Times          
             

       

         THE ENCLOSED, "ON A SILVER PLATTER", DOCUMENTARY PROOF --


I.   CJA's October 21, 1996 comprehensive complaint  -- RE: "Complaint of Times' Suppression and Black-Balling"
                      
(given in-hand to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. on May 8, 1997)
  
Ex A:  "Where Do You Go When Judges Break the Law?", CJA's $16,770 op-ed ad, NYT, 10/26/94
  
Ex B: "Comm'n Abandons Investigative Mandate", CJA's letter to editor, NYLJ, 8/14/95
  
Ex C: "No Justification for Process's Secrecy", CJA's letter to editor, NYLJ, 1/24/96
  
Ex D: NYT op-ed ad, "The celebration of a century", 4/5/96
  
Ex E: "From The Publisher", NYT editorial page, 1/17/92
  
Ex F: "Without Fear or Favor", NYT editorial page, 8/19/96
  
Ex G
:  "The Color of Mendacity", NYT editorial, 7/19/96
   

Compendium I:    judicial elections
Compendium II:   federal judicial selection - O'Rourke
Compendium III:  NY Ct of Appeals -"merit selection" - Levine, Ciparick
Compendium IV: "Where Do You Go When Judges Break the Law?"
Compendium V:   NYC "merit selection"
Compendium VI:  NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct - Judge Duckman
Compendium VII: Governor Pataki's manipulations

 

II.    CJA's December 2, 1996 supplement to October 21, 1996 comprehensive complaint 
(given in-hand to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. on May 8, 1997)

 

 

III.   CJA's February 12, 1998 comprehensive complaint to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.
-- RE:  "Suppression of important, time-sensitive, and electorally-significant stories"

   
Ex A-1: CJA's October 21, 1996 complaint coverletter
  
 Ex A-2: "Times Columnist Wins a Columbia Award", NYT, 5/16/97
   
Ex A-3: "Times Names 4 to Senior Positions on the News Staff", NYT, 5/24/97
   
Ex B:  "Creating a Forum to Rake the Media's Muck", NYT
   
Ex C-1: "Untrustworthy Ratings?", NJC's ltr to editor, NYT, 7/17/92
   
Ex C-2: "On Choosing Judges, Pataki Creates Problems", CJA's ltr to editor, NYT, 11/16/96

 

 

IV CJA's July 8, 1998 follow-up -- RE: "Times' Suppression and Black-Balling",
constituting "CJA's answer to Mr. Sulzberger's disingenuous February 18, 1998 response"
(with indicated copy to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.
)



 

CJA's July 8, 1998 fax to Brill's Content Ombudsman Bill Kovach

(cc) CJA’s July 15, 1998 letter to Charlie Rose/Channel 13 -- "RE:  Follow-up and Informational Requests"

Michael Kramer’s August 10, 1998 letter

CJA’s January 5, 1999 letter to Amy DiTullio, Assistant Editor  -- "RE: Story Proposals: News Ombudsmen/Turning the Spotlight on The New York Times"

CJA’s July 19, 1999 letter to Eric Effron, Editor  -- "RE: Story Proposals: News Ombudsmen/Turning the Spotlight on The New York Times"

Eric Effron’s July 23, 1999 letter

CJA’s January 6, 2000 letter -- "RE: CJA's 'Long-Lost' Story Proposal: Is The New York Times too good for a news ombudsman or other complaint mechanism?"

Eric Effron’s January 18, 2000 letter


CJA’s January 24, 2000 letter to Eric Effron -- "RE: 'Skepticism is a Virtue': '[It] Makes the World ACCOUNTABLE'"

CJA’s January 24, 2000 letter to Eric Effron -- "RE: 'Skepticism is a Virtue': '[It] Makes the World ACCOUNTABLE'"

CJA’s September 12, 2000 letter to Amy DiTullio, Senior Associate Editor -- "RE: Accountability at Brill's Content"

CJA’s January 8, 2001 letter to Eric Effron -- "RE: Belated Accountability at Brill's Content"

Eric Effron’s February 16, 2001 letter


CJA’s March 1, 2001 letter to Eric Effron -- "RE: CJA's request that Brill's Content demonstrate its publicized commitment to 'No Conflicts of Interest' and 'Accountability'"

CJA’s March 16, 2001 letter to Michael Gartner, Ombudsman -- "RE: Complaint against Eric Effron, Editor of Brill's Content, and Steven Brill, its Chairman and CEO"
  
Ex. J: solicitations of subscribers by Eric Effron & Steven Brill
    Ex. K-1:  Steven Brill's "Special Note", July/August 2000 issue
    Ex. K-2:  CJA's July 8, 1998 fax to Ombudsman Bill Kovach
    Ex. K-3:  CJA's July 15, 1998 letter to Charlie Rose
    Ex. L-1: on-line February 2000 "Letter from the Ombudsman" (Gartner)
    Ex. L-2: hard copy of February 2000 "Letter from the Ombudsman"  (Kovach)

(cc) CJA’s March 16, 2001 letter to Elissa Papirno, President/Organization of News Ombudsmen -- "RE: Advancing the Establishment of News Ombudsmen"

CJA’s April 16, 2001 letter to Michael Gartner -- "RE: CJA's unresponded-to March 16, 2001 complaint-letter against Eric Effron, Editor of Brill's Content, and Steven Brill, its Chairman and CEO"
   
Ex. A:  certified mail/return receipts for March 16, 2001 letter
    Ex. B: "Brill's Bloodbath", NYPost, 4/3/01
    Ex. C:  "The Critics: Magazines: Brill's Content" (Gartner, Columbia Journalism Review, March-April 2000
    Ex. D-1: "Times Letters Unfit to Print", Michael Massing, The Nation, 4/16/01
    Ex. D-2: CJA's April 2, 2001 letter to Michael Massing

CJA’s April 17, 2001 letter to Michael Gartner -- "RE: Addendum to CJA's enclosed April 16, 2001 letter"
 
enclosing Michael Gartner's May 2001 Ombudsman Report
                 "Brill's Contempt: The Media Watchdog Has No Teeth", Village Voice, 4/17/01

CJA’s April 17, 2001 letter to Ms. Papirno -- "RE: Advancing the Establishment of News Ombudsmen"

 

 

 

 

 

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