With a new TV mini-series debuting last week, everybody was talking about O.J. Simpson, the football star who fell from grace. The Times wanted in — so editors and writers quickly developed a list-like article that compiled the paper’s original coverage of the 1990s murder case, and offered it to readers on Facebook and other social media platforms.
Want more election coverage right in your company’s Slack? On Friday, The New York Times rolled out NYT Election Bot, which anyone can add to their Slack channel to receive “live results and updates on the 2016 elections from The New York Times. You can also submit questions to the newsroom by using the command /asknytelection.”
Margaret Boland, Business Insider
Mobile devices have become the go-to platform for consuming digital media.
Hannah Fingerhut, Factank
Younger generations tend to have more-positive views than their elders of a number of institutions that play a big part in American Society. But for some institutions — such as churches and the news media — Millenials’ opinions have become markedly more negative in the past five years.
For two months in a row, The Washington Post has overtaken The New York Times in Web traffic, with 71.6 million visitors in November to the Times’ 68.8 million, according to comScore. The Post has embarked on an aggressive strategy to unseat the Times as the “publication of record,” focusing on social media, viral stories and other schemes to promote its content nationally.
To read more about how Audrey Cooper, editor-in-chief of the paper, is modernizing the newsroom see the July/August 2014 edition of News & Tech.