January 26, 2021

Overview: “Your Feed,” a New Article Discovery Feature For the NY Times iOS App

From NY Times Open:

The New York Times publishes around 160 articles per day, with only a fraction of those articles making it to the digital home page. We wanted to find a way for our loyal readers to easily keep up with the stories that are most relevant to them. We’ve created a new space within our iOS app called Your Feed where readers can choose from 24 channels to follow, giving them more control over their experience with The Times. Some channels pull stories from existing New York Times sections and columns, such as Modern Love, while other channels, such as Gender & Society, pull content from a variety of sections. These curated channels highlight the breadth of journalism we publish and surfaces relevant content readers may have missed.

Some channels include commentary from our reporters and editors, and feature worthwhile reads from outside of The Times. This added context is only available on Your Feed, and we’re experimenting with this extra layer to bring deeper insights and context to stories.

Reading a printed paper is a customizable experience. When you hand someone a paper, they have access to all the stories; they pick out the sections they want and read stories of interest. Maybe while they’re thumbing through, they find a story or section that they didn’t realize they wanted to read! Chances are, different readers will select different sections and stories.

Learn More About the Design of “Your Feed” in the Complete Post

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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