NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 20, 2004--NYTimes.com announced
today that it has expanded its Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
offerings to 27 categories including new feeds such as Most E-mailed
Articles, Multimedia and Week in Review. In addition, with this
launch, all of the Times's RSS feeds can be downloaded directly from
RSS, a mechanism for content distribution that provides users with
another way to access Times content, also enables Web log publishers
to add NYTimes.com links to their blogs. NYTimes.com/rss provides
quick access to Times headlines and summaries, which are updated
throughout the day and link back to NYTimes.com for the full article.
Catherine Levene, vice president, product, strategy and business
development, New York Times Digital said, "RSS distribution of our
headlines gives the segment of our audience using newsreaders and
producing blogs easy access to continuously updated NYTimes.com
content, generating both traffic and user registrations for the site."
NYTimes.com's RSS feeds include:
Arts Health New York Region Technology
Books International NYTimes.com Front Page Theater
Business Media & Advertising Real Estate Travel
Circuits Movies Science
Fashion & Style National Sports
The new feeds include Most E-mailed Articles, Automobiles,
Magazine, Multimedia, Week in Review, Washington and Editorials/Op-Ed.
The new feeds also include Campaign 2004 and Times on the Trail, which
both provide up-to-the minute political coverage.
To access RSS feeds, users can install newsreader software or use
Web-based newsreaders to select and display feeds from Web sites that
offer RSS. On NYTimes.com/rss, readers choose their feeds by clicking
on the "XML" orange button next to each feed. Readers can also access
this list of feeds through RSS links posted on the bottom of each page
of NYTimes.com, or the XML buttons located on the bottom of the home
page and section fronts of the site.
NYTimes.com RSS feeds, which drive more than a million page views
per month to the site, have been available through a relationship with
Userland Software since early 2002. RSS feeds are free and NYTimes.com
currently uses RSS 2.0.
Additionally, Boston.com began providing an RSS feed with news and
information for Logan International Airport's new WiFi service in
June. Boston.com's feed categories, available at
www.boston.com/tools/rss, include: Globe Page One, Globe Sports, Globe
Red Sox, Globe Politics 2004, Globe City & Region, Globe Living/Arts,
Globe Ideas, Globe Nation, Globe World, Updated news stories,
BostonWorks stories and Odds & Ends.
About New York Times Digital
New York Times Digital is the digital business unit of The New
York Times Company and includes market leaders NYTimes.com and
Boston.com, and an archive distribution business. NYTD's mission is to
provide a high-quality, worldwide online audience with trusted
editorial content from The New York Times and The Boston Globe.
This press release may be found at www.nytdigital.com and
CONTACT: The New York Times Company
Kathy J. Park, 212-556-4059
SOURCE: The New York Times Company