SPOTTED: NPR’s Folkenflik Bumps Into NYT Public Editor (A Dead Body Makes It More Interesting)
NPR media writer David Folkenflik ran into NYT public editor Margaret Sullivan on Wednesday morning.
What makes this remotely interesting is that Sullivan tweeted to Folkenflik that she couldn’t take her usual route in midtown Manhattan because of a dead body. A man was found stabbed Tuesday night. The NYT reported the story of the incident today. The piece says a security guard from the NYT told the reporter that police officers asked for surveillance tapes since their offices are just down the street from the crime scene.
Folkenflik replied to Sullivan, “So sorry to see that. Thanks for sharing. But great to run into you too.”
Asked by email if he’s interviewing with or in talks with the NYT, Folkenflik replied to The Mirror, “No, why?”
Of course, it’s important to remember that hes’ a media reporter, so there are a wealth of reasons why he would have been around there.
Disabusing me of any notion that he’d be around there for any reason out of the ordinary, he explained, “I recognized her from her Twitter avatar when we took the same subway car to work this morning – we talked for a few minutes on ride down – she tweeted me a link to short article on police investigation of a stabbing near Times Sq. that had blocked off the exit we attempted to take.”