The New York Times

  • Nate Silver Is Leaving The New York Times For ESPN

    Nate Silver Is Leaving The New York Times For ESPN

    Nate Silver, the statistician who rose to national prominence for his scarily accurate predictions of the 2008 and 2012 U.S. presidential elections, is leaving The New York Times for ESPN. Silver will take the Five Thirty Eight brand with him to the sports giant, according to The Times’ Brian Stelter . Read More

  • Snow Fail: The New York Times And Its Misunderstanding Of Copyright

    Snow Fail: The New York Times And Its Misunderstanding Of Copyright

    The New York Times spent months and had an entire team working on the creation of Snow Fall, and it shows. But what if I told you that you could recreate the same interactive experience in just about an hour? You’d like that, wouldn’t you? Well, the New York Times wouldn’t. Read More

  • New York Times Still Treading Water With Digital Subcriptions

    New York Times Still Treading Water With Digital Subcriptions

    How is the New York Times doing with the new digital paywall it put up last March? We found out a few details today when the New York Times announced second quarter earnings. All together, the New York Times counts a total of 1.1 million digital subscribers, but only 281,000 of those are currently paying (756,000 are existing print subscribers who get digital access with their existing… Read More

  •'s Social News Aggregator For The iPad Now Live On The App Store

    As we reported in February, betaworks and the New York Times are collaborating to launch a socialnews reader for the iPad called And we heard more details on the app as it readied for launch this week. Today, Betaworks founder and CEO John Borthwick announced that the iPad app is finally live on the App Store for your viewing and browsing pleasure (link)., which has been… Read More

  • NYT's Q1 Earnings: Digital Advertising Grows 4.5%, 100,000+ Paid Digital Subscribers

    The New York Times Company this morning reported Q1 2011 earnings per share of $.04, compared with $.08 in the same period of 2010. Total revenues decreased 3.6 percent to $566.5 million from $587.9 million. The publisher’s operating profit came in at $31.1 million for the quarter, compared with $52.7 million in the same period of 2010. Approximately three weeks after the global launch… Read More

  • In Baffling Move, The Huffington Post Erects Paywall Solely For NYT Employees

    In a move sure to irk at least two or three people who work for The New York Times, The Huffington Post (owned by AOL, our own masters in some degree of command) has put up a paywall that applies only to NYT employees. In a message to affected potential readers of HuffPost content, founder Arianna Huffington explains that NYT employees can henceforth access only one article for free per month. Read More

  • All Blog Links To The New York Times Will Be Freebies. This Could Get Ugly.

    It’s not news that the New York Times payfence isn’t much of a fence. We’ve already written about the Facebook and Twitter loophole, but it turns out that the loophole is more like a loop chasm. NYT head Martin Nisenholtz told AllThingsD’s Peter Kafka on Friday that all blog links will render stories accessible for non-subscribers. And while blog and social media… Read More

  • The Google Loophole Has Become The Facebook/Twitter Loophole

    The Google Loophole Has Become The Facebook/Twitter Loophole

    There are a lot of interesting angles to the news this morning about The New York Times’ new paywall. Top news will remain free, a set number of articles for all users will remain free, there will be different pricing tiers for different devices, NYT is fine with giving Apple a 30 percent cut, etc, etc. But to me, the most interesting aspect is only mentioned briefly about halfway down… Read More

  • As Funding Talk Swirls, Tumblr Lands A Director Of Product

    Earlier today, a Business Insider report indicated that Tumblr has landed a “very big and competitive” new round of funding from Sequoia Capital. We’re still looking into that, and they’re not commenting, but here’s one thing we do know about the company: they’ve just hired a new Director of Product. Derek Gottfrid will be joining the company from The New… Read More

  • The New York Times' Net Income Falls 18% As Advertising Slide Halts

    In the first quarter of the year, The New York Times Company announced upbeat earnings results, reporting a profit and growing digital advertising sales, albeit after significantly scaling down costs last year. Earlier this morning, the media company released earnings for the second quarter, and things aren’t looking terrible for them – but not stellar either. The company’s… Read More

  • Andreessen's Advice To Old Media: "Burn The Boats"

    Andreessen's Advice To Old Media: "Burn The Boats"

    Legend has it that when Cortes landed in Mexico in the 1500s, he ordered his men to burn the ships that had brought them there to remove the possibility of doing anything other than going forward into the unknown. Marc Andreessen has the same advice for old media companies: “Burn the boats.” Yesterday, Andreessen was in New York City and we met up. We got to talking about how… Read More