What's with the New York Times Magazine adding editor credits to the end of features?

Media criticism.
March 3 2011 6:42 PM

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What's with the New York Times Magazine adding editor credits to the end of features?

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Edited by Michael Newman; copy-edited by Chad Lorenz; home-page headline by Lorenz, John Swansburg, Julia Turner, and David Plotz; art chosen by Vivian Selbo and placed by Jenny Livengood; one joke—barely worth stealing—by Timothy Noah; comments moderated by Jeremy Stahl; SEO enhancement by Katherine Goldstein. No interns were harmed in the production of this piece. Demand a credit of your own via e-mail: slate.pressbox@gmail.com. Twitter's 140-character limit makes it useless for giving credit. (E-mail may be quoted by name in "The Fray," Slate's readers' forum; in a future article; or elsewhere unless the writer stipulates otherwise. Permanent disclosure: Slate is owned by the Washington Post Co.)

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Correction, March 4, 2011: This article originally stated that the Associated Press runs editor credits on some of its stories. That is not the case. (Return to the corrected sentence.)

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