Report on Delhi’s Education System Based on Unbiased, Field Reports: New York Times

“New York Times journalism is always independent, free from political or publicity influence,” says Nicole Tylor, NYT director of external communications.

“Journalism of The New York Times is always independent, free from any political or publicity influence,” says NYT director of external communication Nicole Tylor

The New York Times The article on Delhi’s education system was based on “unbiased, on-the-ground reporting”, the US newspaper said on Friday, dismissing the news charge.

The report sparked a war of words between the BJP and the Aam Aadmi party after the CBI raided the residence of Delhi’s deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia, who also holds the education and excise portfolios. , on August 19 in relation to alleged irregularities in the framing and implementation of the AAP government’s excise policy.

The Aam Aadmi party said the Narendra Modi government sent the CBI to Mr Sisodia’s home after The New York Times published a positive story about Delhi’s education model, and the BJP hit back saying it was a “paid” article.

Requested for clarification on this subject, the NYT said Director of External Communications, Nicole Tylor PTI in an email, “Our report on efforts to improve Delhi’s education system is based on unbiased and on-the-ground reporting.” She said that education is an issue that The New York Times covered for many years.

“Journalism of The New York Times is always independent, free from any political or publicity influence,” she added.

Under the accusation that the same story was also published by the Khaleej times, Ms. Tylor clarified: “Other news outlets regularly license and republish our coverage.” August 18, The New York Times published the story, titled “Our Children Are Worth It”, on the front page of its international edition, highlighting the “wider transformation of Delhi’s education system” under Aam Aadmi Party rule and noting that “the overhaul of public schools in India’s capital has students clamoring to enroll”.

Along with the story, the NYT posted a photo of Mr Sisodia with three female students from Delhi’s public schools, with the caption, “Manish Sisodia, Delhi’s education minister, has started the overhaul by making surprise visits to schools. Now, d ‘other Indian states are pushing to adopt the mock Delhi.’