Black and Blue at the TimesFeb 20th, 2010 | By admin | Category: News
Newsweek columnist Ellis Cose:
In September 2001, Boyd became the Times’s managing editor—the first African-American to have soared to such heights. And then along came a plagiarist named Jayson Blair, whose sins set in motion a series of events that, in summer 2003, left Boyd jobless and disgraced. Three years later, Boyd died of cancer at the age of 56, never having recovered from his very public humiliation. My Times in Black and White, published by Lawrence Hill Books, is Boyd’s chance to set the record straight.