BREAKING: New York Times Breaks Campus News Before Campus Newspaper


At 8:57 pm, while the top story on the Daily Princetonian’s webpage was “Cartoon: Family Survivor Tips,” the New York Times broke a story about last week’s ouster of Tiger Inn officers Adam Krop and Andrew Hoffenberg.

The scoop comes just weeks after Planet Princeton, a hyperlocal news website operated by a journalist with no connection to the University, broke a story about a sexually explicit photograph that was sent to the Tiger Inn listserv on October 12. Krop and Hoffenberg were removed from their positions in the wake of the scandal.

The New York Times, which is the United States’ paper of record, regularly covers issues of global significance and has won 114 Pulitzer prizes.

The Daily Princetonian is well-known for its up-to-the-minute coverage of Princeton minutiae. Recent coverage has included a minute-by-minute account of its own coverage of President Shirley Tilghman’s resignation and a hard-hitting article entitled “Snow Penis Erected On Campus”. Its most recent article regarding the events at Tiger Inn was published on November 19.

At press time, the ‘Prince’ has still not published an article about the officers’ ouster.

More to come…

– AJS ’15. Illustrated by CSO ’15.

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