A new NYT news blog. The NYT blogs are running on WordPress, really seamlessly integrated with the style of the main site, as if Khoi Vinh is standing over the designer with a pixel ruler measuring line-spacing. I love it.
Wherein the NYT columnist has a MySpace page to promote the Win A Trip contest, and, well, network.
Suw’s notes on Khoi’s presentation: “One of the biggest things they are trying to do at the times is move away from being just a platform for news delivery, and more towards being a platform for news-centric interactivity.”
Great narrative from the NYT magazine about a Cuban immigrant who escaped from prison in South Miami. One question: What treatment did the Miami Herald give this story at the time? via Gangrey.
“In March, it will begin to post user-generated video, which may reduce the cost of amassing content for the Web. Video journalists, for example, are the most expensive portion of the video production cost structure, the Times has found.”
Data + Flash presentation + search = a damn fine, usable, informational package. Any thought of doing it for a few other presidents as well? Chart the use of the word “nuclear” in Reagan’s speeches?
Great rundown of an NYT database-based story that connects contributions to judge’s election campaigns with their verdicts. Duplicatable in other states.
I missed this somewhere along the line last month, but SFSU prof. Andrew DeVigal got tapped to head up the New York Times multimedia department. Wow. Congrats.
I’ve never brought the laptop to bed, I swear. Which is good for my marriage.