Monday, August 30, 2010

What Times reporters want: The Talk to the Times archive

While researching my post last week on how to find resources online about what reporters want, I had in mind one extensive resource--that I couldn't find.  The New York Times has, for some time, held online chats in which reporters and editors field questions from readers.  The answers can shed a lot of light on what they're seeking or the topics a particular section aims to publish.  It was frustrating not to find it on the Times site, and I wondered whether it had disappeared for good.

Today, the new public editor for the Times dropped a mention and a link to it in his column, so I'm delighted to share this thorough resource (and have updated the original post, too).  All of the Talk to the Times chats with dozens of reporters, editors and other executives can be found in this useful archive.  Everyone's listed in alphabetical order by last name. Dive in and enjoy!

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