The New York Times Names Jake Silverstein as New Editor of The New York Times Magazine
Mar 28 14
The New York Times announced that Jake Silverstein has been named as new editor of The New York Times Magazine. Mr. Silverstein joins The Times from Texas Monthly where for the past six years he served as editor in chief. Under Mr. Silverstein's leadership, Texas Monthly received twelve National Magazine Award nominations and won four times, once for General Excellence, once for Public Interest and twice for Feature Writing. One of those feature writing awards recognized a two-part series on a man wrongly accused of murder. Previously, Mr. Silverstein was a reporter for the Big Bend Sentinel in Marfa, Texas, a Fulbright Scholar and a contributing editor for Harper's.
The New York Times Plans to Introduce Two New Offerings to its Digital Subscription Portfolio, as Well as Enhancements to its Core Digital Packages, on April 2, 2014
Mar 26 14
The New York Times announced plans to introduce two new offerings to its digital subscription portfolio, as well as enhancements to its core digital packages, on April 2, as part of the next phase of the Company's digital subscription strategy. The new offerings, NYT Now and Times Premier, are new subscription offers designed to satisfy demand for more Times content and in turn grow subscriptions. NYT Now is a new subscription plan created for an audience seeking more content than is currently available for free but at a lower price than the full news report. Times Premier is designed for the most enthusiastic and engaged Times subscribers, interested in the richest Times experience. NYT Now will be available on April 2 at a stand-alone cost of $8 every four weeks. The standalone subscription includes unlimited access to the new NYT Now App for iPhone(R) and iPod touch(R), which will also be offered to all existing digital and home delivery subscribers as a free supplemental benefit. The Times Premier subscription will offer the level of connection to The Times available, with behind-the-scenes access and exclusive benefits, as well as all the advantages of All Digital Access, for $45 every four weeks or $10 extra every four weeks for home delivery subscribers. NYT Now: At the center of the NYT Now subscription offering is the new NYT Now App for iPhone and iPod touch, The Times's first standalone news product beyond the core news app. The new app will offer a curated selection of New York Times content for a fast and engaging news experience. Edited by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Cliff Levy, the NYT Now App is designed for readers to quickly catch up on the most important stories from The Times around the clock, and also gives them access to a stream of the best of the rest from the Internet. Levy and a staff of more than 10 editors hand-select articles, videos, infographics and slideshows from NYTimes.com to be included in NYT Now. The NYT Now editors then tailor the article headlines and summaries for the mobile reader. This information is displayed in a continuously updated News stream for quick reading. Users can tap on the summaries for full access to complete stories. NYT Now subscribers will also have unlimited access to all NYT Now stories on NYTimes.com. Notable features of NYT Now include a "Morning Briefing" and an "Evening Briefing", daily tip sheets that provide a look at World, National, Business, Culture and other news. A separate "Our Picks" section showcases a curated selection of the best stories from around the web, chosen by NYT Now editors. In addition, NYT Now allows readers to stay on top of important stories and interact with Times journalism. NYT Now caters to readers' needs depending on time of day, presenting features based upon the native time set on their clock on iPhone or iPod touch. When they return to NYT Now, they are able to quickly see what has changed with developing stories, as well as what new stories have been added since their last session. For The Times's best long-form journalism, users will be advised on read time and reminded to save the article for later. All stories can be shared via Facebook, Twitter and email. At launch, NYT Now will be available exclusively as an iPhone app and on the web. It will be free to download the app and read headlines and article summaries and non-subscribers will be able to enjoy up to 10 free articles each month. Full access to NYT Now will cost $8 every four weeks. All new and existing digital and home delivery subscribers, including Times Premier subscribers, will receive complimentary unlimited access to NYT Now. Starting April 2, a free download of NYT Now will be available on the App Store. Paid Posts on Mobile: The launch of NYT Now also marks the official debut of Paid Posts, The Times's native advertising product, on mobile devices. Paid Post units and branded content will begin appearing on NYT Now on April 2 and on The Times's core news app for iPhone and iPod touch and mobile web site in the coming months. Paid Posts will become available on some of The Times's other smartphone and tablet apps later this year. Advertising on NYT Now will consist exclusively of Paid Post programs which include in-line native ad units within the NYT Now news stream that users can click through for full access to Paid Post content. Cartier is the official launch sponsor of NYT Now. Times Premier: Times Premier is a premium subscription service designed for The Times enthusiast and includes tailored content experiences created exclusively for Premier customers. For $45 every four weeks, Times Premier incorporates all the benefits of All Digital Access, which includes unlimited access to The Times across all digital platforms and apps, including NYT Now. Current home delivery subscribers can pay an extra $10 every four weeks to receive Times Premier.
The New York Times Company Appoints Vanessa Friedman as Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic
Mar 12 14
Vanessa Friedman, currently the fashion editor of the Financial Times, has been named fashion director and chief fashion critic for The New York Times. She will take up her position in April 2014 and lead global fashion coverage for both The New York Times and International New York Times on all platforms. Ms. Friedman was the first fashion editor at the FT.