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It’s the full report of the newsroom innovation team that was given six full months to ask big questions about the Times’ digital strategy.
(A summary version of it was leaked last week, but this is the big kahuna.) And that something we’re interested in here — one of the world’s leading news organizations, giving itself a rigorous self-examination.
I doubt there is a newsroom in the world that wouldn’t benefit from understanding the cultural issues laid out below. The Times needs to do a better job of resurfacing archival content.
The report cites Gawker repackaging a 161-year-old Times story on Solomon Northup timed with the release of The report proposes restructuring arts and culture stories that remain relevant long after they are initially published into guides for readers.
The earliest reporting, at least, doesn’t seem to suggest lack of digital vision as a leading significant factor.
Baquet had made his biggest marks as an excellent reporter, editor, and manager, not as an online innovator.
“Without better tagging, we are hamstrung in our ability to allow readers to follow developing stories, discover nearby restaurants that we have reviewed or even have our photos show up on search engines.” They spent “a huge sum to retroactively structure the data.” Structured data problems prohibit the Times from automating the sale of photos and keep Times stories from doing as well in search rankings as they should.
In a section addressing promotion of New York Times content — essentially, social media distribution — the report’s authors survey the techniques of “competitors” and compare them to the Times’ strategy.
“Very few articles from a typical day’s paper will garner this much traffic in a month.” Readers spent an average of 2 minutes and 35 seconds on a Kristof story from 1996, for example.The R&D department and the new products team have built a “widget-like tool that any reporter or editor could use to drag and drop stories and photos” into a collection.Ultimately this could be something the reader even uses.There are few things that can galvanize the news world’s attention like a change in leadership atop The New York Times.Jill Abramson’s ouster yesterday afternoon probably reduced American newsroom productivity enough to skew this quarter’s GDP numbers.