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The New York Times Company has begun shopping around for tech acquisitions for the first time since 2008, CEO Janet Robinson told Bloomberg News last week. But that doesn’t mean the paper is neglecting the mother ship.
The New York Times is in the midst of adding a slew of interactive bells and whistles, including e-commerce, to its online Theater section.
This morning, The Observer awakened to something many in the architecture community have been waiting months, if not years for. By the time you read this, the moment may have already passed online. But even if readers missed that frisson of joy in finding Michael Kimmelman’s first proper architecture review on the The New York Times‘ homepage, as much, or even more excitement can be had with an actual hard copy of the paper, where the review managed to sneak its way onto the front page.
“The job was a transitional job, not that I knew that when I took it,” said Jon Landman, the deputy managing editor at The Times, who will soon be leaving behind the lead digital job at nytimes.com to become culture editor at the paper. “It was a stage, a phase in the integration. It had Read More
By most counts, New York Times deputy managing editor Jonathan Landman still considers the front page of the printed newspaper a sacred space, a place where editors and reporters display their best work and uphold the tradition of The Times’ quality reporting. “The front page is still a front page; there’s still six stories there, Read More
In mid-May, The New York Times suffered some social media growing pains when details from an internal meeting about Web strategy were broadcast on several reporters’ Twitter feeds. “We need a zone of trust,” Times executive editor Bill Keller scolded staffers at the time, “where people can say what’s on their minds without fear Read More
More Landmania for you Friday afternoon!
As we wrote this week, NBC and The New York Times are going into the Olympics with different goals: NBC is covering the sports, The Times is waiting for a big news story.
Well, Jonathan Landman, The Times’ deputy managing editor, laid out his own distinctions between Read More
The New York Times’ digital maestro Jon Landman brings out his favorite term again this week for his newsroom memo: platform agnostic! As we’ve previously discussed, Mr. Landman has been using a broad definition(s) of the term.
In one case, he’s saying why in a breaking news story it’s great to publish on Read More
It’s probably inevitable that in these brutal times for news-gathering operations, a new lexicon would take hold to describe the baffling challenges of the industry.
One phrase we’re hearing a lot lately is "platform agnostic."
The phrase seems to have been around for some time now actually, to judge from a Nexis search on the Read More
At 10 a.m. on July 29, three top editors of The Washington Post arrived at the Times Tower on Eighth Avenue.
The Post, which is currently combining its digital and newspaper newsrooms, had come to one of its great rival news organizations for something unimaginable just a few years ago: advice.
"We’re visiting a Read More
Longtime editor Jim Roberts is being given the title "associate managing editor" and will be added to the Times masthead. He works with Jon Landman on the digital side and his duties remain exactly the same. Here’s the memo from Keller and Landman:
To the Staff:
When Jim Roberts became editor of digital news a Read More