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New York Times overhauls its presidential endorsement process

The New York Times’s editorial board is veering sharply away from its traditional closed-door endorsement process for Democratic presidential aspirants, conducting interviews with the 2020 Democratic contenders on the record and airing parts of the discussions — along with the board’s final decision — on its FX show, “The Weekly.”

“For the first time, interviews with the editorial board will be filmed, and portions may be broadcast as part of a special episode for the Times’ new documentary series The Weekly,” deputy editorial page editor Kathleen Kingsbury wrote in a pitch to a presidential campaign, according to an email obtained by POLITICO. An official from a second campaign confirmed also receiving the Times’s pitch.

Read the full article from Politico: New York Times overhauls its presidential endorsement process