The New York Times by A. G. Sulzberger
September 23, 2019
[This Op-Ed was originally delivered as a talk at Brown University on Monday.]
Our mission at The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That takes many forms, from investigations on sexual abuse that helped spark the global #MeToo movement; to expert reporting that reveals how technology is reshaping every facet of modern life; to important and hard-hitting cultural commentary, like when we proclaimed “the Aperol spritz is not a good drink.”
But at a moment when surging nationalism is leading people to retreat inward, one of the most important jobs of The Times is to shine a light outward.