THE ONLINE VERSION OF THE NEW YORK TIMES FEATURES SEVERAL USEFUL TOOLS THAT STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT.
TODAY’S PAPER ONLINE
They can read the exact contents of that day’s print version of the newspaper using the website. It also allows them to access the previous week’s newspapers
Every word of every online article can be looked up using the dictionary feature.
Various personalized newsletters and news alerts can be sent to subscribers’ email addresses. Possibilities include everything from Travel features to Politics. There is also a daily edition.
THE NEW YORK TIMES ON FACEBOOK
Students can set up theri Facebook pages to include New York Times articles in their News Feed.
“Times Topics” is a compilation of material from The New York Times. This neatly arranged archival information is invaluable for research. It can be an excellent alternative to Wikipedia in terms of a starting place. A description from the website: “Each topic page collects all the news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio and video files published on topics ranging from Madonna to Myanmar. This treasure trove is available without charge on articles going back to 1981.”
TO ACCESS IT:
The “Room for Debate” blog offers lively, informed discussions amongst leading experts on current topics.
AFTER DEADLINE BLOG
The New York Times takes an opportunity to critique its own grammar and style.