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Primates of Times Square: A Case Study

New York Times
Journalists, wrote Sean McElwee recently in Salon, “write about the things they know and things that interest them and the people who surround them. This ends up giving coverage an upper-class tinge.” He gave the example of multiple Times stories examining the disputes over reclining airplane seats and the Uber car service, and contrasted it with what he calls scant coverage of “payday lending, employer credit checks, abusive scheduling, the desperate state of American pensions and the rise in abusive ‘rent-to-own’ selling.” The Times publishes a section called Wealth, and its Men’s Style section and T magazine are clearly pitched at affluent readers.