What the next New York Times editor learned about the Web

Incoming New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson spent six months recently focusing on the online operations. During that time, she tells AdAge, she learned a number of things — such as the Web staff was not as integrated as it should be, the online competitive landscape is greater than she realized, and The Times […]

New York Times gets ready to charge online readers

The New York Times is close to announcing that the paper will begin charging for access to its website, according to New York Magazine.

Destruction in Haiti interactive

This feature from nytimes.com lets users zoom in on the images and examine up close some of the damage caused by the earthquake in Haiti. Simple but smart idea.

The Daily Show visits The New York Times

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New York Times names Social Media Editor

The New York Times has named Jennifer Preston as the paper’s first social media editor. In a memo to staff, John Landman says, “What’s that? It’s someone who concentrates full-time on expanding the use of social media networks and publishing platforms to improve New York Times journalism and deliver it to readers.”

Economic mood indicator from New York Times

In a new New York Times interactive feature, “How Do You Feel About the Economy?,” readers can enter the word that best describes your current mood and follow the most popular choices from readers of NYTimes.com.

Printing The New York Times Costs Twice As Much As Sending Every Subscriber A Free Kindle

Nicholas Carson of Silicon Alley Insider did the math and determined that it costs the Times about twice as much money to print and deliver the newspaper over a year as it would cost to send each of its subscribers a brand new Amazon Kindle instead.

Why Newspapers Can’t Be Saved, but the News Can

Eric Etheridge on NYTimes.com: Is the apparent demise of the print media a “revolution”?

Sensors, Smart Content, and the Future of News – ReadWriteWeb

Nick Bilton from The New York Times R&D Labs discussed how NYT is preparing for the future of news delivery at ETech.

Old growth media and the future of news

In a speech at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Steven Johnson says that “steady transformation from desert to jungle may be the single most important trend we should be looking at when we talk about the future of news.”