From Nick Givas at Daily Caller:
Deputy Managing Editor for The New York Times Clifford Levy warned reporters and editors in a tweet Tuesday to be on the lookout for someone posing as a “college student” attempting to solicit damaging quotes or information from the paper of record.
Levy tweeted a screenshot of a warning the unidentified impostor was asking for face-to-face interviews in the hopes that someone would slip up and say something disparaging about the staff, or share sensitive information. More.
Reality check: Because the New York Times is on the way out. At one time, they would have just studied and written about the phenomenon. Today, they’d probably welcome laws against it.
But they can’t get a law passed that makes people actually need them.
See also: 100 New York Times reporters accept “death panel” buyouts