The New York Times: The Final Edition.
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The New York TImes has created a great infographic that looks at Netflix rental patterns, neighborhood by neighborhood, in a dozen cities. Who knew Mad Men was such a consistent demographic predictor.
A terrific new gallery of infographics and interactive design from the New York Times shows how interesting data visualizations and features increase the time readers spent on their site. And it makes their ads more valuable; interesting design is good business.
The generous genius behind San Francisco’s best annual live music festival– Hardly, Strictly Bluegrass– is bringing his cash and his penchant for goodwill problem solving to the dilemma of how to fix local news in San Francisco. Warren Hellman is creating a nonprofit news organization in partnership with KQED, UC Berkeley journalism school and the New York Times.
The plan is to create a multi-media group that will link reporters and editors, KQED’s TV, radio and online capabilities, UC Berkeley’s journalism school’s expertise and the New York Times as the partnership’s “print distribution agent,”
–Noelle Leca, chair of KQED’s board of directors, told the San Francisco Business Times. The launch is set for early 2010.
The New York Times has a nice interactive graphic that displays information from The American Time Use Survey which asks thousands of Americans to recall how they spent their time in 2008. Not surprisingly, the unemployed get an hour more of sleep each day than the employed and they spend a lot more time keeping the house tidy than people with jobs too. Read the full article.
There’s a great Immigration map in the New York Times today that shows how foreign-born groups settled across the U.S. during the past 120 years.
Along with being one of the largest, most established news organizations in the English language, The New York Times also continues to do a good job of trying to be as innovative, flexible and supportive of developers as a young startup company. The Times recently made their Article Search API and the Times Newswire API public to developers to encourage NYT content in new web or mobile applications. And The Times even supported developers with a Times Open event a few weeks ago and a Developer Network website to help build a little community around the Grey Lady’s content. What this means, is that you’ll hopefully be seeing more interesting uses of NYTcontent, like the way Newsmap uses Google News content or the Trackplaying app uses info from live BBC Radio content. Also, the NYT’s tried their hand at their own new skinning of their content with a new way to recreate the experience of reading the newspaper on a Sunday morning, with the Article Skimmer. Read even more on the NYT Prototypes site.
An unintended consequence of sheathing the new Renzo Piano-designed New York Times building in a ceramic-rod lattice is that crazy people can climb the building like a ladder. And it was climbed by two different crazy people just yesterday. It took the first climber 40 minutes to reach the top of the 52-story tower. See photos and video of the climbs.
Great photo by AP photographer Emilio Morenatti in the New York Times of a lawyer at a protest in Pakistan.
Starting at midnight tonight The New York Times is giving up on TimesSelect and will stop charging for parts of its online content. . The Times will also make available its archives from 1987 to the present without charge, as well as those from 1851 to 1922, which are in the public domain.. According to the paper, future ad revenue generated by the newly-freed content is expected to exceed the $10 million a year in revenue TimesSelect was producing.