Still wrestling with the Gay Talese story, Dean Baquet met with the NYT Style department

The New York Times is continuing to struggle with a story written by freelancer Sridhar Pappu about the Twitter backlash to comments made by Gay Talese about female journalists, and executive editor Dean Baquet met with the Style department about the story on Tuesday. Baquet said in a note last week that the story failed to include the input of Nikole Hannah-Jones and did not allow her to defend herself against Talese’s remarks. The Style department was also unhappy with Margaret Sullivan’s criticism of the story: “To put it simply, the story about Gay Talese that went online Wednesday wasn’t ready for prime time.