All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘New York Times’

Hurricane Sandy Prompts Paywall Takedowns at The New York Times, Wall Street Journal

As “Frankenstorm” Hurricane Sandy bears down on the east coast, a few online news sources have decided to make their content freely available to everyone with an internet connection. That means tearing down those paywalls The New York Times is making all of its content free for the duration of the storm. A spokesperson had this to say to Poynter: …

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Arthur O. Sulzberger Dies at 86, “Pentagon Papers” Publisher

If you have been a long-time reader of the well-known American newspaper The New York Times, I am sure you knew who Arthur Ochs Sulzberger was. Sulzberger was very involved with The New York Times, and was the paper’s publisher from 1963-1997. Arthur was not the only one in his family involved within the newspaper-publishing business. His mother, Iphigene was …

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Fake NY Times Article Hurts WikiLeaks’ Credibility

Journalism has many rules that its practitioners must abide by. There are the usual rules like don’t plagiarize and always confirm your sources, but there’s one that I think is the most evil sin of them all – making up stories and passing it off as news. WikiLeaks was the center of a controversy this week involving such a scenario. …

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New York Times Debuts New Chinese Language Website

One of the benefits to China being an emerging market in the world is that there is now the possibility to gain access to 1.6 billion new customers. The New York Times, with its lagging subscriber base, is trying to do just that when they launched a Chinese language version of their site at cn.nytimes.com. They just have to hope …

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Anthony Shadid: Is The New York Times Responsible For His Death?

Anthony Shadid, a respected, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who died last February after suffering a severe asthma attack in Syria, reportedly told his wife that if anything happened to him while he was there reporting, his death would be on the hands of the people at the New York Times. Shadid was on assignment with his employer when he snuck into …

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Flipboard Gets the New York Times and their Paywall

Flipboard, the fashionable reading app for smartphones and tablets, is getting the New York Times. While it’s true readers have always had access to the New York Times articles, they haven’t ever been able to view those in Flipboard’s highly-polished layout. Starting Thursday, all that will change. Flipboard will offer current subscribers everything the New York Times publishes. So if …

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What Happens When President Obama Visits NYC?

Did you ever wonder what happens when President Obama visits a major city, somewhere like New York City? The New York Times did, and thanks to their vast resources and their level of access, they’ve created an interesting video of what happens when President Obama visits the Big Apple. In short, cities shut down, even mega-metropoli like New York. The …

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Mike Wallace: The Man Behind The Interviews

Legendary journalist Mike Wallace, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 93, made a name for himself interviewing the famous and infamous; he wasn’t afraid to dig deep to find the answers he wanted, even if it meant making himself unpopular. But the man who made a living asking questions rarely answered any about his own life. He …

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More Laypersons Are Learning Programming Languages

I’m a borderline luddite. Yes, a borderline luddite tech news writer — I have made my peace with this. But despite the wary glance I cast toward new technological developments, their implications on personal privacy, and on overall quality of life, I’m also pragmatic enough not to want to be left in the dust of economic evolution. I know I …

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New York Times Paywall Gets A Little Higher

The New York Times has announced that, in honor of the first anniversary of the launch of their digital subscriptions service, they are increasing the restrictions on free access to their content. Under the initial system, non-subscribers got access to 20 free articles per month. Beginning in April, that number will drop to 10. Most of the other content restrictions …

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Mozilla Teams With New York Times For OpenNews

Mozilla is planning to make an announcement at SXSW 2012 on Saturday that The New York Times will be joining the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews project. The project is designed to drive technological innovation in journalism by placing fellows in the newsrooms of various news organizations to work alongside developers and journalists. Those who receive the fellowships share their work with other …

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The Next Web Is Most Engaged News Group on Google+

According to a new study from Adam Sherk, after examining the frequency of posts with comments, +1s and shares, found that The Next Web has the highest level of engagement on Google+ among other news organizations. TNW eked out above Mashable, who was followed by Breaking News. After the top three, the amount of engagement among the 45 news organizations …

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