Behind the Editors’ Note on Gaza Hospital Coverage

Oct 24, 2023 | Read Now

The New York Times on Monday published an editors’ note about its coverage of an explosion on Oct. 17 at a hospital in Gaza City. The initial report, which included a large headline across The Times’s website, led with claims by Hamas government officials that the explosion was caused by an Israeli airstrike.


According to the editors’ note, however, The Times’s initial accounts “relied too heavily on claims by Hamas, and did not make clear that those claims could not immediately be verified.”

The note continued: “The report left readers with an incorrect impression about what was known and how credible the account was.”


The original post can be found at The New York Times.