After Negative Online Reaction, New York Times Changes ‘Picking Crops’ Headline About Latino Farmers

Aug 18, 2014
11:51 AM

The day after intense social media reaction to a headline touting the following, “Latinos Move Up, From Picking Crops to Running the Farm,” the digital editors at The New York Times revised the headline from this:


To this, “More Latinos on Farms Move From Fields to Office:”


The digital article states the following at the end of the piece: “A version of this article appears in print on August 17, 2014, on page A20 of the New York edition with the headline: Latinos Move Up, From Picking Crops to Running the Farm.”

It’s a start, even though the Times’ Upshot blog still has perhaps one of the silliest images ever published when it comes to political analysis and U.S. Latino voters. This is from last week:


By the way, the headline might have changed on the digital page, but the tweet is still going strong. This was tweeted after the headline change: