Opened the sports section this morning to find this story, “A Summer with Uncle Casey In the Town He Owned.” It was written by veteran columnist George Vecsey, but you wouldn’t know it from the print edition; the byline was omitted.
This is the second time in a few weeks such a gaffe has been made. Previously it was a front-page essay on a new biography about Otto von Bismark in the Sunday Book Review supplement. The writer? Henry Kissinger. Now this? And I wouldn’t be surprised if there were other uncredited pieces as well.
Believe me, I know times are tough in the newspaper industry. Layoffs have meant here are fewer “eyes on the page” as the articles go through the production process. But, come one, guys, this is the Times we’re talking about here. If they can’t do it right, what hope is there for the rest of us?