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NYT Edition: Good Times at Goldman Sachs, Sotomayor's Bias, and the Branding of the Great Recession

July 16, 2009

 

Front Page of the New York Times, July 15, 2009

Front Page of the New York Times, July 15, 2009

 

1. Goldman Sachs Posts Richest Quarterly Profit in Its 140-year History

2. White Male Republicans Make Latina Supreme Court Nominee Swear that Her Gender and Race Won’t Interfere with Her Rulings

3. Editors at the New York Times endorse the branding of the Great Recession (capital G; capital R), surely (or hopefully) infuriating a copy editor somewhere. Back in March, they were still using quotation marks when they posted this chart about its usage:

 

Source: NYT/Nexis archives. Some big caveats: Though I tried to weed them out, these numbers do contain some duplicate stories (e.g., content that was syndicated); in some cases the term “Great Recession” may not have been capitalized and/or may have had an indefinite article preceding it (i.e., in a phrase like “this could be the beginning of a great recession“); and given the plethora of blogs, podcasts, etc., that don’t make it into the Nexis archives, these sources are by no means comprehensive.

Source: NYT/Nexis archives. Some big caveats: Though I tried to weed them out, these numbers do contain some duplicate stories (e.g., content that was syndicated); in some cases the term “Great Recession” may not have been capitalized and/or may have had an indefinite article preceding it (i.e., in a phrase like “this could be the beginning of a great recession“); and given the plethora of blogs, podcasts, etc., that don’t make it into the Nexis archives, these sources are by no means comprehensive.

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