Byron Calame (born April 14, 1939 in Appleton City, Missouri) was the second public editor of the New York Times. He succeeded Daniel Okrent in this ombudsman-like position in 2005, and was followed by Clark Hoyt. He is a former bureau chief and editor of the Wall Street Journal.Byron Calame earned a degree in journalism at the University of Missouri and was a member of the Zeta Phi chapter of Beta Theta Pi.Calame's columns have focused on the process by which stories are produced at the Times and have generally been restrained in criticizing the newspaper and its reporters. One exception was his severe criticism of Judith Miller after her controversial decision to go to jail rather than reveal sources of information.
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The Hollywood Reporter | The New York Times NBC News President Steve Capus criticized New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley for incorrectly stating that the “Today” show aired a highlight reel during Ann Curry’s farewell show on… Read more.
Erik Wemple broke the news yesterday that current public editor Arthur Brisbane will end his term this fall after two years. (Brisbane said it was… Read more.
Max Abelson of Bloomberg News writes that there have been five opinion pieces published so far this week in The Wall Street Journal defending News Corp. , its parent.
Fox’s Brian Kilmeade apologized for that “all terrorists are Muslim” comment. Glenn Beck tweaked CNN for hiring “the hooker guy. ” Sidney Harman said his business breakup with Tina Brown was mutual. Reuters Breakingviews journalists are under investigation for questionable trading. Byron Calame thinks NYT’s Elizabeth Bumiller shouldn’t have gone on Fox News Sunday.