Pope Admits Online News Can Provide Infallible Aid

“I have been told that consulting the information available on the Internet would have made it possible to perceive the problem early on,” Pope Benedict wrote this week. “I have learned the lesson that in the future in the Holy See we will have to pay greater attention to that source of news.”

‘Paper is dying, but it’s just a device’

Great quote from Nick Bilton, an editor in the New York Times research and development lab, via Steve Rubel on Twitter.

Talk to The New York Times’ Martin A. Nisenholtz

Martin A. Nisenholtz, senior vice president, digital operations for The New York Times Company, is answering questions from readers March 9-13, 2009.

NPR’s Vivian Schiller on hyperlocal media

NPR’s new CEO Vivian Schiller (formerly of NYTimes.com) shares her views on local stations, partnering with local newspapers, the NPR API, hyperlocal media and why endowments aren’t a silver bullet.

Interactive Oscar ballot

Cast your votes and compete with friends using The New York Times interactive Oscars ballot. The Times will score your ballot in real time on Oscar night, starting at 8 p.m. ET, Feb. 22.

Twitter Chatter During the Super Bowl

The New York Times built a fascinating map of the terms used most frequently by Twitter users around the nation as the Steelers took on the Cardinals in the Super Bowl.

EveryBlock works with New York Times

EveryBlock has partnered with The New York Times to expand its New York City site with a new section on political news items.

Who Will Win the Super Bowl? Point – Counterpoint

NYTimes.com has created an interactive video in which Times editors make their cases for why the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Arizona Cardinals will win on Sunday. Watch the videos and vote for your favorite team.

Inaugural Words – 1789 to the Present

Interactive Graphic from NYTimes.com: A look at the language of presidential inaugural addresses. The most-used words in each address appear in the interactive chart, sized by number of uses. Words highlighted in yellow were used significantly more in this inaugural address than average.

New York Times creates alt home page with aggregated links

The New York Times has launched an alternate view of its home page that includes links to other news sources under its headlines.