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Big news from the NYT's Nick Kristof

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by YankeeFan, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    If you thought a byline strike was dumb...

  2. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

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  3. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    If he really wants to be less formal and connect with the social media world, I'd make a play off the initials and go with Endee Kristoff.
  4. BurnsWhenIPee

    BurnsWhenIPee Well-Known Member

    I'm glad he put this out there. Otherwise there would have been a massive clamoring among his worldwide readership and the journalistic society as a whole for the backstory to what happened to the middle initial in his byline.

    If it's stuffy and off-putting, as he puts it, to include the middle initial, what is it to devote a blog entry to explaining why he's dropping the middle initial? First words that come to my mind are pretentious, egomanaical windbag. Get over yourself.
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, not sure that deserved a blog post, but it's his blog.

    I remember at our college paper too that many writers used middle initials and sometimes entire middle names. The designers hated the double-bylined stories by people using every name.
  6. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Nice attempt by Kristof, but the most pretentious NYT reporter byline is still:

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  7. clintrichardson

    clintrichardson Active Member

    also, whatever you think of this particular decision and accompanying explanation, nick kristof is great at what he does
  8. BurnsWhenIPee

    BurnsWhenIPee Well-Known Member

    Not sure I know who that is.

    Is he related at all to the Nicholas D. Kristof who writes for the Times?
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Especially since she's not even a 6.
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  10. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    The NYT still favors (in most cases) middle initials in copy as well.
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I can handle the 8 - the period after it? Pretentious as hell.

    C. Thomas Howell wants in on this conversation.
  12. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    So does Ted Theodore Logan.

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