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May 30, 2003

Just one more thing about

Daniel Radosh

Just one more thing about the Bragg affair. It was no more than 10 years ago that the Times first allowed multiple bylines on stories. Believe it or not, it was the paper's policy that a story must be seen to have been written by only one person (for extra archaic pomposity, these stories were always "special to the New York Times.") Considering how frequently Times articles now carry two or more bylines, it seems obvious that for most of its history, the Times was not crediting people who substantially contributed to articles. I can understand why Timesers are pissed at Bragg for saying "everybody does it," when most people in fact do not, but you'd think someone would at least acknowledge that a mere decade ago, Bragg would have been right.

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