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By Dominik Schmidt

Reading Stack #52 (Credit for New York Times)

At the end of the year, there is always plenty of time for reading and there are tons of "Best of the year" articles. Anyway, I'll keep it short this time. I want to highlight the New York Times (show the failed media some love) and propose a New Year's resoultion to all writers out there. So let's jump right in the last reading stack for calendar week 52 of 2017.

A Conversation with A. G. Sulzberger, the New Leader of the New York Times

A.G. is the sixth generation taking over the family owned business. I'd say the New York Times is the most influential private institution in the world. They still deliver reporting with depth and there is no other media outlet with such a reputation. Read on (The New Yorker).

Deliverance From 27,000 Feet

It makes sense, that my second pick is basically a proof of the first class reporting by the NyTimes. It's a stunning piece about an Indian group, climbing the Mount Everest. Two of them die on the mountain and it is a very moving story about bringing back the bodies to their home town. Read on (NyTimes).

Take the Time to Use Fewer Words

Maybe a good New Year's resolution? Every writer knows: shortening a text, compressing the content to its purest form, is damn hard. But we tend to say/write more than necessary and in some situations it really is counterproductive. Read on (