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by Bill Hayes

Encyclo is an encyclopedia of the future of news, produced by the Nieman Journalism Lab.

Here is an excerpt from its entry on the New York Times:

The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and generally regarded as the United States’ leading national newspaper.

The Times is the third-largest newspaper in the U.S. by print circulation, though it is by far the most-visited newspaper website. In April 2011, the Times’ website, per comScore, was the fifth-most-popular news site on the web.

The Times is primarily a national newspaper, appealing to largely upscale, educated readers throughout the country. It is among the most influential news organizations in America, playing a distinct role in setting the nation’s agenda. It has also consistently been recognized as one of its best, having won over 100 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other news organization.

Online innovation

The Times has developed a reputation as one of the top innovators within web journalism. It launched a website in 1996 and a continuous news desk in 2000. The paper began merging its print and web newsrooms in 2005. [more]