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New York Times Editors' Note on Gaza Hospital Coverage

New York Times Editors’ Note on Gaza Hospital Coverage

The New York Times on Monday published a note to editors about its coverage of an October 17 explosion at a hospital in Gaza City. The initial report, which included a large headline across the Times website, was headed by claims by Hamas government officials that the explosion was caused by an Israeli airstrike.

However, according to an editors’ note, the Times’s initial accounts “relied too heavily on Hamas’ claims, and did not make clear that these claims could not be immediately verified.”

“The report left readers with an incorrect impression about what was known and how credible the account was,” the memo continued.

Joe Kahn, executive editor of The Times, talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the editors’ memo and how The Times plans to cover the widening conflict between Israel and Hamas.

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