The multiple censures of the NYT gas reporter by the NYT Public Editor may be just the start of accountability for him. The Ben Franklin Center has filed a letter complaint with Phillip Corbett, the NYT Standards Editor, the internal management figure charged with enforcing NYT standards for reporting.
Go to http://www.franklincenterhq.org/2705/franklin-center-new-york-times-reporter-violated-standards/.
The letter is 8 pages long, about as long as one of the NYT gas reporter stories, and details the numerous violations of NYT reporting standards. It is a must read.
The Standards Editor is part of the management supervision of reporters at the NYT, unlike the Public Editor that serves as an ombudsman for readers and cannot discipline reporters directly.
Despite the multiple censures of his reporting by the NYT Public Editor, Cornell University has invited the NYT Gas Reporter to deliver a lecture on gas drilling in October.
As NJ might say, Professor Howarth and the NYT gas reporter, "Perfect Together."