Sociology Blogger Scoops The New York Times

January 2, 2009
Posted by Jay Livingston

Back in 2008, I wrote about the New York Parking Violations Bureau – particularly their willingness to haggle. Get a ticket and don’t like the high number on the fine, no problem. They’ll offer you a one-third discount. (The blog post is here).

Today, the New York Times finally breaks the story on page one, above the fold.


brandsinger said...

I love your headline – "Sociology Blogger Scoops the Times" – very cute. With trends in media these days and continuing decline of the Times as a credible source, you might just as well put "__________ scoops NYT" – and fill in any intelligent citizen with a laptop.

Keep smilin,

Eszter said...

Agreed, great post title! And congrats.

Regarding NYTimes content quality, I don't know if I'm just paying more attention recently or if they're really going downhill, but it's been increasingly disappointing.

Jay Livingston said...

Wow -- the Times is taking it on the chin right and left (brandsinger and Eszter). I thought the Gray Lady looked worse mostly because I was reading all these bloggers who picked up on her every lapse (ditto for WaPo) -- things I mostly wouldn't have noticed in the pre-blog era.

Eszter said...

That's a good point, Jay, and I suspect that explains it for a lot of people. That said, I think I'm mainly referring to my own take on their content and not so much commentary by others. Then again, who knows, it's hard to keep track of such things.

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