Dean Baquet: Story about backlash to Gay Talese on Twitter was ‘flawed’

In a story titled “Gay Talese Goes Through the Twitter Wringer,” NYT executive editor Dean Baquet says the paper made an “unfortunate example” of how it is too often clumsy in its handling of race and gender. The story covered controversial remarks Talese made about female journalists at a conference at Boston University, recounting an exchange between Talese and keynote speaker Nikole Hannah-Jones, and Talese was quoted as calling her “duplicitous.” Hannah-Jones was not given a chance to respond. Baquet says: “We have made strides in our coverage and culture, but the best solution is to continue building a more diverse, inclusive newsroom.”