New York Times Articles

Google Earth Adds New York Times Layer
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Google has partnered with The New York Times to allow users to track the news geographically in a layer on Google Earth.

Users can follow the news by location (city, state, country, neighborhood) and by section (U.S., Foreign, Sports, Travel). Items on the layer are mapped based on place names given to each article when it is uploaded to NYTimes.com. The items include headlines and the first paragraph with links back to the full story or that particular section.

NYT’s Kristof Groups Up With Facebook

Columnist Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times opened up a group page with social networking darling Facebook to share photos and ideas from his travels.

ShifD Wants To Shift Your Information

Many people access information from multiple devices these days, a trend ShifD believes merits a need for a hosted service to track notes, links, and places of interest.

Twitter Trying to Reach the Teen Market

I’m not quite sure how a NYT piece on Twitter ended-up in the “Fashion & Style” section, but it’s an interesting read nonetheless.

Online Advertising To Share New York Times’s Fate?
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Imagine that we’re staring at a Rube Goldberg machine in action, and something in its depths has caused a drop in print advertising to occur.  Now, we’re left to wait and hope that the final result (or at least a byproduct) will be a calmness or increase in online advertising.

New York Times Serves Content By SMS

If SMS is enough for some cellphone owners, the New York Times has news and op-ed content available for their texting pleasure.

Google Suggested As NY Times Buyer
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To keep the Gray Lady away from a sinister Rupert Murdoch, Google has been touted as the white knight who could ride to her rescue.

Blogs Beat The Times In Rankings

Once upon a time, two people made a bet over which of these two would rank higher for the top five news stories in 2007: blogs or the New York Times.

NYT Featuring “Citizen Journalism” Videos

The New York Times has announced that they will begin featuring “citizen journalism” videos focusing on the upcoming presidential election. (That’s right, start your countdown clocks now, only 50 weeks left. Joy.)

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New York Times Site To Get Purple States Videos
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The Gray Lady will soon get a splash of color: this Friday, videos from PurpleStates.TV should go live on The New York Times‘s website.

Newspapers’ Sites Doing Rather Well

The holiday season is supposed to be a happy time of year, and it would be a shame to discuss the death of print during it. So we’ll talk about print’s life, instead; new numbers from Compete indicate that it could be a long one yet.

NY Times Tops In Google News For 2007

No one received more top ranking story placements on Google News than the New York Times, which dropped its subscription-based Times Select model earlier this year.

Keller of NYT on Citizen Journalism

Bill Keller, executive editor of the New York Times, gave a long and passionate speech in London last week at a memorial event hosted by The Guardian — the full text of which is here — and in it he said many valuable and wise things about the practice of journalism (although he kind of glossed over stuff like Jayson Blair and Judith Miller, but whatever).

NYTimes.com Traffic Booms After Dropping Select

One has to wonder what kind of traffic and ad revenue the New York Times gave up while its Times Select subscription model was in place.

NYT Adds Blogrunner; Mainstream Media Fail to Mention it

If you want to see evidence of why blogs continue to grow as a source for news, while mainstream media (MSM) sites appear stagnant, you need look no further than the latest announcement by the New York Times.

NYT’s Blogrunner Shakes Up Tech News

One look at the New York Times’ expansion of Blogrunner and you know it’s going to be a hit. It’s been around a little while, but today the NYT expanded the technology section to include other news sites and bloggers.

Old Media, Time To Find The Missing Link
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There is an inherent competitiveness within the media industry, and any given entity goes about its business as though parallel organizations don’t exist – and throwing the competition a hyperlink is tantamount to endorsement. After all, if you sell shoes, you wouldn’t willingly direct customers to another shoe store, would you?

New York Times Frees Its Content

Two years after dropping its columnists behind a subscription wall, the New York Times tore down the barrier to a valuable source of traffic: search engines.

Yahoo Mashes Up NYT With Early Invite

Yahoo has something in the works called Yahoo Mash, but they suffered from a case of premature invitation when they told a New York Times blogger about the service.

NYT Editor Cuts Blogger As Story Source
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A piece by a New York Times writer drew material from an interview with a blogger who broke the story, but failed to credit him or his blog thanks to an editor’s removal of the reference.

NY Times ‘My Times’ Is Your Times

The ‘My Times’ personalized start page has opened to the website’s readership as developers work on rooting out the remaining bugs in the service.