The New York Times

  • 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

    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

    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

  • Bay Area News Project Strikes Content Deal With The New York Times

    Bay Area News Project Strikes Content Deal With The New York Times

    The Bay Area News Project, a non-profit media organization providing hyper local news to the San Francisco area, has announced a deal to provide news to the New York Times. The content will be used for The New York Times’ local San Francisco editions on Friday and Saturday. The deal with the New York Times has been rumored to be in negotiations but was officially announced today. The… Read More

  • The New York Times Announces Paid Content Plans For 2011

    The New York Times Announces Paid Content Plans For 2011

    The New York Times Company announced this morning that it will be introducing a paid, metered model for NYTimes.com at the beginning of 2011. The publisher will offer users free access to an unspecified set number of articles per month and then charge users once they exceed that number. The New York Times says this will enable NYTimes.com to create a second revenue stream while still… Read More

  • More People Around The World Get Their News Online From Google News Than CNN

    More People Around The World Get Their News Online From Google News Than CNN

    Well, Rupert Murdoch is going to love this. More people around the world get their news online from Google News than from CNN or the news properties of the New York Times. In November, 2009, according to comScore, Google News attracted 100 million unique visitors worldwide, making it a larger news site than CNN (66 million) or the combined properties of the New York Times (92 million). But… Read More

  • The New York Times To Eliminate 100 Newsroom Jobs

    The New York Times To Eliminate 100 Newsroom Jobs

    The New York Times reports today that the paper will cut 8 percent of its newsroom staff, or around 100 people by the end of 2009. Currently, the New York Times employs 1,250 staff members in the news department. The media company is planning to offer buyouts to both union and non-union staff and will need to implement layoffs if they can’t get enough people to participate in the… Read More

  • Should Journalists Be On Twitter?  Three Quarters Of NYTimes Readers Don't Think So.

    Should Journalists Be On Twitter? Three Quarters Of NYTimes Readers Don't Think So.

    Apparently, the New York Times is still unsure whether its reporters should be allowed to Tweet or not. Intrigued by this tweet from writer and consultant Stowe Boyd, I registered for the New York Times’ Insight Lab, an online community / focus group made up of Times readers interested in providing the media company with direct feedback. The homepage features a quick poll asking members… Read More

  • Times Wire Gives You NYT In Real-Time. But The News May Be Old.

    Times Wire Gives You NYT In Real-Time. But The News May Be Old.

    One of the biggest knocks against traditional media isn’t necessarily that it’s not online — most of it is now — but rather that it’s slow when it comes to delivering news. By the time an old media site gets a story approved, written and edited, a dozen blogs probably have already covered the same news. That’s not always the case of course, and for those… Read More