Glad you clarified that the byline is still on the story — just not on the homepage.
Annie Zelm
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Not trying to argue with everyone who responds—promise!

But all NY Times stories include links to contact the author. This has never been available via the homepage, but it has always been available.

(Also, if there’s a factual error you’d have to read the article anyway, right?)

Example: click through to an author’s bio page and you’ll see this: