The paper's controversial "iEconomy" series went home empty handed Monday
FORTUNE -- With a record 108 Pulitzers under its belt, no American newspaper is better at winning journalism awards than the New York Times. And by the publication of the second in what was to be a nine-part series on the "iEconomy"-- seven of which were focused on Apple (AAPL) -- we were pretty sure the editors were hoping to ride Steve MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 18, 2013 3:31 PM ET
Part 9 in its iEconomy series, published Thursday, is the hammer that tries to nail it
FORTUNE -- If you wondered where the New York Times' massive, 9-part iEconomy series was headed, here's a clue: Part 1 was published on Jan. 21, and Part 9 on Thursday, Dec. 27 -- just under the wire, we presume, for the Dec. 25 electronic submission deadline for the 2012 Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism.
For reporters who know MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 27, 2012 4:50 PM ET
Is that really why Apple has become, per Politico, a "punching bag" for lawmakers?
FORTUNE -- I might feel differently about Apple's D.C. Lobbying Effort Has Yet to Ripen, the 1,450-word piece posted on Politico Wednesday, if I hadn't just listened to Take the Money and Run for Office, This America Life's brilliant hour-long expose of how Washington, D.C., influence peddling really works.
By the end of the radio piece (available as a podcast), MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 10, 2012 7:01 AM ET
Compared with GE, says YouGov, Apple's public image is made of Teflon
FORTUNE -- When the New York Times claimed incorrectly last year that General Electric (GE) paid zero federal taxes in 2010 on worldwide profits of $14.2 billion, the company's reputation took a steep and prolonged hit, as measured by YouGov's BrandIndex Reputation score.
Not so Apple (AAPL).
When the same paper ran a front-page story last week detailing -- again incorrectly, according to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 8, 2012 11:42 AM ET
The Oracle of Omaha has a second rule: Don't buy companies you don't understand
FORTUNE -- Some 18,300 people -- more than attended Barack Obama's massive campaign kickoff Saturday -- showed up for Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK-A) annual shareholder's meeting in Omaha yesterday. And judging from the New York Times' live blog, it was a lot of fun. There were cartoons and comedic skits and celebrity appearances, including Bono, Bill Gates and Debbie ("Buffett Rule") Bosanek, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 6, 2012 11:34 AM ET
Yet he is prepared to give the company the biggest tax break of them all
FORTUNE -- I don't know what to say about Tom Coburn, the pro-gun, pro-death penalty, anti-abortion, anti-gay rights, Southern Baptist deacon and junior senator from Oklahoma.As a congressman he protested NBC's 1997 broadcast of Schindler's List because its depiction of the Holocaust included "full-frontal nudity, violence and profanity." In 2007 he threatened to block two bills honoring the MORE Philip Elmer-DeWitt - May 2, 2012 11:06 AM ET
More heavy-handed behavior from the book world's 500-pound gorilla
FORTUNE -- Publishers who have had to deal with Amazon's (AMZN) arrogant reps know first hand the contempt with which they hold folks in the business of printing books on paper.
Now that the company is in the media's spotlight following the Justice Department's ass-backwards antitrust suit, the rest of us are getting a taste for how the book world's 500-pound gorilla operates.
The MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 30, 2012 12:44 PM ET
The New York Times uses Apple as a lens to look at the loopholes in corporate tax codes
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL), like every other company in America, from Amazon (AMZN) to Google (GOOG), uses every loophole it can find -- and at least one it apparently invented -- to avoid paying a penny more than it has to in corporate taxes.
According to a front-page story in Sunday's New York Times, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 29, 2012 6:39 AM ET
With the world's mobile phone market at stake, what were Nokia and Microsoft thinking?
On Monday morning, the day after the U.S. launch of the Lumia 900 -- the device with which Nokia (NOK) and Microsoft (MSFT) hope to challenge Apple's (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) Android's growing dominance of the global smartphone market -- I searched the Internet for photographs or videos of customers lining up to buy it.
I needn't have MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 9, 2012 7:19 AM ET
The re-burnishing of Apple's corporate image continues
Rob Schmitz gets his reward this week.
The China correspondent for American Public Media's Marketplace -- whose reporting exposed the lies in Mike Daisey's The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs and who joined Ira Glass last month in Daisey's public humiliation on This American Life -- was given an exclusive tour inside an iPad factory, courtesy of Foxconn and Apple (AAPL) public relations.
He's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 8, 2012 8:13 AM ET
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