The Times is giving CUNY J-school students control of The Local, a community blog covering Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.
Former Local editor Andy Newman will be taking over The Times’ City Room blog. Under Newman there will be some new features on the blog, like Read More
Which New York Times blogs are doing well and why? That’s a question some members of the masthead are asking as preparations are made to reduce the newsroom by 100 bodies in the coming weeks.
Here’s a peek inside some of the Times’ most popular blogs, as offered by the editors:
Wendell Jamieson, deputy metropolitan Read More
I never thought cutting my hair was a sign of the implosion of the American economy, until I read about it on Twitter.
[Image captured by Nicholas Carr at Britannica Blog] Read More
Sewell Chan and Al Baker of The New York Times‘ City Room blog are reporting more information about this afternoon’s suspicious powder incident at the paper.
According to Messrs. Chan and Baker, the letter containing the suspicious substance was address to Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal:
The address of The Read More
The City Room’s post authored by Sewell Chan on the death of Heath Ledger has reached 1.78 million page views, a spokeswoman said. The Times can’t confirm whether it’s an all-time record for a nytimes.com blog post, but it’s probably awfully close. Editor Jonathan Landman wrote in an e-mail this morning: By the end Read More
Eliot Spitzer said earlier today he wants the MTA to keep the base transit fare at $2, but as reported, his plan leaves the door open for increases on other types of fares (like unlimited).
Spitzer announced that the state has found $220 million to help plug the MTA’s Read More
The editors of The New York Sun have started posting stories on their Web site during the day instead of waiting to put them in the next morning’s paper.
A memo sent to staff yesterday by city editor David Lombino said reporters should expect to file early when they’re working on certain kinds of stories. Read More
“Some day we’ll all be reading our papers electronically,” said Arthur Gelb, who started his career at The New York Times in 1944 and served as the paper’s managing editor from 1986 to 1990. “That’s just the way. Am I happy about it? No, because I lived my life with the wonderful past of the Read More
On June 20, page B2 of The New York Times carried a story by City Hall reporter Sewell Chan, giving the results of an audit of the city’s stray-animal-care contractor. Page B4 carried two Sewell Chan metro briefings, one about bill signings by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and one about the City Council Speaker’s new Read More