Monday, April 03, 2006

Spring cleaning at NYT

The has redesigned its web site, making it more interactive, more multimedia, and easier to navigate. They've also enlarged the page size to "take advantage of the larger monitors now used by the vast majority of our readers" (wish I was one of them). soon plans to offer readers a way to a customize their online news by setting up "a personalized page called MyTimes that will let you organize your favorite Web sources of information — from and elsewhere — and view them at a glance." (Remember how several JMC students at the Jerry Ceppos lectures suggested more newspapers should be doing something like this? Great minds think alike!)

To read all about it, check out the "letter to our readers" from's Editor-in-Chief Leonard M. Apcar...and let me know what you think. Do you think this redesign means print mediums like the NYT are really starting to "get" the full potential of the web, or do you think it's mostly window dressing?

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