Iraq War Ends New York Times

The NY Times Special Edition

On November 12, 2008 a over 80,000 copies of a replica of the NewYork Times was released in several cities around New York. It included 14 pages of best case scenario news set nine months in the future.

See the The New York Times Special Edition website.

A collaboration with Steve Lambert, Andy Bichlbaum of The Yes Men, along with 30 writers, 50 advisors, around 1000 volunteer distributors, CODEPINK, May First/People Link, Evil Twin, Improv Everywhere and Not An Alternative.

The New York Times Special Edition

The New York Times Special Edition

Video

Steve Lambert and Andy Bichlbaum on CNN about NYT Special Edition from Steve Lambert on Vimeo.


New York Times Special Edition Video News Release – Nov. 12, 2008 from H Schweppes on Vimeo.


B-roll of fake New York Times Distribution, November 12, 2008 from H Schweppes on Vimeo.

The People

This project could not have been possible without the help of the following…
Creative and Logistical Collaborators
STEVE LAMBERT
ANDY BICHLBAUM
DANIEL S DUNNAM
KELLI ANDERSON
GREGG OSOFSKY
JEREMY PIKSER
JACQUELINE STEVENS
HEATHER ROGERS
LARRY BOGAD
JOSEPH HUFF-HANNON
SCOTT BEIBIN
LIZ COLE
ELIOT KATZ
CRISTIAN FLEMING
STEVE KURTZ
JOE DELAPPE
TREVOR PAGLEN
STEPHEN DUNCOMBE
DALTON CONLEY
PACKARD JENNINGS
JAMIE McCLELLAND
TOM FOSTER
NINA FELSHIN
ISABEL MACDONALD
BILL MARTIN

Logistical and Creative Collaborators
BROOKE LEHMANN
BEKA ECONOMOPOULOS
JASON JONES
MEDEA BENJAMIN
JODIE EVANS
JEAN STEVENS
DANA BALICKI
LAURIE ARBEITER
RANDY OSTROW
ETIENNE NOREAU-HEBERT
CHARLIE TODD
ANDREW BOYD
GREG PODUNOVICH
GRACE SALEM
AMANDA McDONALD-CROWLEY
JEFF CROUSE
ZENA BARAKAT
FRANCES FOX PIVEN
RICHIE SUMMERS
PRANAV BEHARI
CYNTHIA YARDLEY
PATRICK CAREY
NICK FLYNN
LILI TAYLOR
NATALIE JEREMIJENKO
FRANCO MATTES
EVA MATTES
LESLIE CAGAN
NOAM GONICK

Institutional Collaborators
EYEBEAM
THE ANTI-ADVERTISING AGENCY
CODEPINK
MAY FIRST/PEOPLE LINK
IMPROV EVERYWHERE
EVIL TWIN BOOKING
NOT AN ALTERNATIVE
UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
CULTURES OF RESISTANCE
EXPEDI PRINTING

Transport Logisticians
KALIM ARMSTRONG
JAMES BACHHUBER
PAUL NOTZOLD
RICHARD LAMANNA
LISA NOLA
MARY JEYS
LIZ FILARDI
JAMES POWDERLY
RANDY OSTROW
HILARY GOLDSTEIN
JON COHRS
JASON EPPINK

Server Survival Team
JAMIE McCLELLAND
ETIENNE NOREAU-HEBERT
ALFREDO LOPEZ
JAMIE WILKINSON
GREGG OSOFSKY

Video News Release Team
JOSEPH HUFF-HANNON
ARTUR KUMMER
LILKA HARA
LILI TAYLOR
NICK FLYNN
RANDY OSTROW
NINA FELSHIN
MADELINE NELSON
BILL MARTIN
WOLFGANG STAEHLE

Camera
ELIZABETH PRESS
MARK READ
ROCKETBOOM
ELIZABETH PRESS
SERGEI KRASIKAU
STEVE LAMBERT
RAUL BARCELONA
DANIEL DUNNAM
And many others

Photographers
CONWAY LIAO
JON COHRS
ELSPETH ROUNDTREE
And many others

Additional Editors
JOE BONACCI
ERIC BROWN

Sound
JOHN BUCHER

This project was also worked under the following names: the Fake New York Times, Spoof New York Times, The New York Times Hoax, Iraq War Ends, Because We Want It, The End of the War of the Worlds, The Massive Power Shifting Exercise, The Good News, etc.

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  • Project Brief

    On November 12, 2008 a over 80,000 copies of a replica of the NewYork Times was released in several cities around New York. It included 14 pages of best case scenario news set nine months in the future.

    The paper was produced in collaboration with several groups organized by the Anti-Advertising Agency's Steve Lambert and The Yes Men's Andy Bichlbaum.

  • Collaborators

  • Press and Exhibitions

    • International Print and TV News Coverage
    • Movie - The Yes Men Fix the World
    • Movie - Cultures of Resistance
    • Award of Distinction - Prix Ars Electronica - Hybrid Arts Category
    • OK Centre, Linz, Austria
    • FACT, Liverpool, England
    • Piemonte Share Festival, Torino Italy