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October 7, 2008

The Sun Sets Again: NYT Metro Section R.I.P.

Noticing New York

You may have noticed that the NY Times has folded its metro coverage into section A of the paper:

You won’t see the Metro section in the future; no more front page stories in a section devoted to city news. It has been replaced by coverage with a “New York” heading tucked away in the paper’s A Section. It is predicted that this will result in diminished metropolitan news coverage.

In mourning the loss of the New York Sun, Noticing New York commented that the New York Times has been ceding local city coverage to others as it reconstitutes itself as a national newspaper. We commented further that in the course of doing so the Times has also not been adequately covering important local issues like New York’s abuses of eminent domain and more extensive abuses such as Atlantic Yards. (Thursday, September 11, 2008, If the Sun Sets and see also Tuesday, September 30, 2008, No Longer If; The Sun Sets)

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NoLandGrab: Should we expect The Times to cover Atlantic Yards less adequately, or will the story shift toward the real estate, business or sports sections? For its part, The Times says the reconfiguration won't affect its coverage.

Posted by lumi at October 7, 2008 6:28 AM