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We're starting to see a new blueprint for reinventing legacy newsrooms

On Friday, a New York Times' memo noted some big changes coming to the news organization that has, in the last few years, spoken internally and externally about digital adaptation. Many of the changes recommended by The New York Times are changes to workflow that are already being implemented at news organizations, both large … Read More
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The New York Times of the future is beginning to take shape

An ambitious effort to overhaul The New York Times is beginning to come into focus. In a memo sent to staffers Friday, New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet outlined several steps in a project, announced in February, to remake the newsroom in a bid for "journalistic dominance." Among them: A shift away from commodity coverage. "The digital news … Read More
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Top journalists offer graduation advice: Don't let ambition warp you

Commencement speeches can often be filled with worn-out cliches (which might be tiresome to listen to but can be fun if you're playing commencement speech BINGO). But every year, there's also some solid, good and even inspiring advice based on what the speakers, in this case journalists, have experienced. Last week, we crowdsourced a commencement speech … Read More
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Elizabeth Spayd is the New York Times' next public editor

The New York Times announced Wednesday morning that Elizabeth Spayd will be its sixth public editor. Spayd, currently editor and publisher of Columbia Journalism Review, will join The New York Times later this summer. Per custom, Spayd will report to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., the publisher of The New York Times, who praised her appointment in a statement. Liz is an … Read More
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Allan Beaufour named senior vice president of engineering at The New York Times

Allan Beaufour, the former chief technology officer at web analytics company Chartbeat, has been appointed senior vice president of engineering at The New York Times. Beaufour, who will be responsible for data infrastructure across the The New York Times Company in addition to APIs and content management, will report to chief technology officer Nick Rockwell, according to a release from … Read More
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A graphics journalism project from The New York Times is taking readers inside death row

It starts with Patrick Chappatte hunched over his phone at an event, talking with a death row inmate in Texas. "Inside Death Row," a five-part graphics journalism series from The New York Times' Opinion section, takes readers on a journey with editorial cartoonist Chappatte and his wife, journalist Anne-Frédérique Widmann, as they approach a prison in Texas, staring … Read More
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The New York Times thinks digital growth will outpace print losses — just not yet

The New York Times Company, with its huge digital subscription base and international reach, is quite different from most U.S. publishers. But its first quarter results turned out to be very similar. The company posted a small loss of $13.5 million for the period. It showed strong growth in digital subscriptions and a number of digital advertising categories. But … Read More
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New York Times downsizes Paris operation, cutting up to 70 jobs

About 70 positions will be cut or relocated from The New York Times' Paris operation as the newspaper eliminates its editing and pre-press jobs in France, the newspaper announced Tuesday. Citing a desire to "simplify our production process" amid a "shifting future" that would leave the International New York Times in limbo without intervention, the Times will trim production … Read More
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Margaret Sullivan's tenure as New York Times public editor: Thrills, frustrations and the future

Margaret Sullivan on Saturday said goodbye in her final column as public editor for The New York Times, ending a much-lauded and unavoidably fractious three-and-a-half year tenure. She'd served previously as editor of the Warren Buffett-owned Buffalo News before taking on the high profile, impactful and inherently tricky task of assessing the performance of the world's most influential newspaper. Read More
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Going global: The New York Times pours $50 million into reaching international readers

The New York Times on Thursday became the latest media organization to announce a major investment in reaching vast and largely untapped international markets in a bid to grow its revenue and influence. The $50 million investment, which will fund the creation of a new team called NYT Global, will bankroll a three-year plan to expand The Times to … Read More
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Ravi Somaiya to leave The New York Times media desk

Ravi Somaiya, a media reporter for The New York Times, is leaving the newspaper to join the newsmagazine “Vice on HBO,” it was announced today. Somaiya, formerly an editor at Gawker, joined The New York Times in 2012. In a memo to staff, New York Times business editor Dean Murphy hailed Somaiya as "a collegial presence" who pitches … Read More
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NFL would face uphill battle in legal clash with New York Times, experts say

If the NFL intends to sue The New York Times for its recent exposé of the league's concussion research, it better be prepared for a tough slog. On Monday, the NFL sent a letter to The New York Times demanding that the newspaper retract a recent front-page story that called into question concussion analysis that the league has … Read More
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Meet Beta, the team that brings The New York Times to your smartphone

On the ninth floor of The New York Times building, way up above the heart of the newsroom, is a decidedly un-Timesean operation. For one thing, there are people working together on couches. Nearby rooms are festooned with sticky notes and scribbling from whiteboard markers. Staffers file in and out of conference rooms to have conversations that often have little … Read More
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Does The Washington Post really have a bigger audience than BuzzFeed? Probably not.

The Washington Post has lately taken to trumpeting its increasing traffic figures on a semi-regular basis. In November 2015, when it squeaked by The New York Times in unique visitors, it published a memo from Digital Managing Editor Emilio Garcia-Ruiz touting the paper's growing audience and flagging some of its most popular content. The announcement was greeted with interest … Read More
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New York Times cracks down on anonymous sources

The New York Times on Tuesday unveiled a stricter policy for anonymous sourcing, requiring every instance of anonymity to be approved by a top editor at the newspaper. The guidelines, announced to the newsroom in an email from Executive Editor Dean Baquet, were reached after consultation with the Times' "most experienced reporters and editors" and demands that faceless sourcing be … Read More