Last updated on: 8/5/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

New York Times Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“There is no good reason to deprive patients with cancer or H.I.V. or Lou Gehrig’s disease of the relief from pain or extreme nausea that could come from using marijuana.”

“Sensible and Humane,” Editorial, New York Times, July 27, 2011

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
   Media and Academic Journals
Mainstream print, broadcast, radio, and internet media entities such as the New York Times, CNN, ABC News, National Public Radio, Slate.com, Seattlepi.com, etc., as well as influential academic journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.
Description:

“The Times remains the largest seven-day newspaper in the United States, with print circulation of 1.4 million Sunday and nearly 1 million daily in 2009, and a quality audience of over 22 million unduplicated readers online and in print…

It has earned far more Pulitzers than any other paper [101 as of Mar. 2010], and it has a global news staff that covers the wide range of our readers’ interests: from world, national and New York issues to business, culture, science, religion, style, food, health and homes.”

“Did You Know? Facts about The New York Times,” nytco.com, Mar. 2010

Mission:

“The New York Times is dedicated to providing news coverage of exceptional depth and breadth, as well as opinion that is thoughtful and stimulating.”

“Did You Know? Facts about The New York Times,” nytco.com, Mar. 2010

Other:
Daily newspaper