Nytimes.com resources

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

VOCABULARY

Every word of every online article can be looked up using the dictionary feature.

  • Double-click on any word in an article.
  • A question mark will appear. Click it.
  • A separate box will open containing the definition of the word.

EMAIL NEWSLETTERS

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.

  • Click on Login in upper right hand corner of the www.nytimes.com homepage.
  • Either create an account or log in with an existing account.  (They may be redirected to the homepage, in which case they need to click on their user id in the upper right hand corner of the page.)
  • Select “How to subscribe/unsubscribe to email” and make selections.

THE NEW YORK TIMES ON FACEBOOK

Students can set up theri Facebook pages to include New York Times articles in their News Feed.

  • Search for The New York Times in Facebook.
  • Press the “Like” button.
  • Selected New York Times articles will appear in their News Feed.

“TIMES TOPICS”:  a credible alternative to Wikipedia

“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:



 ROOM FOR DEBATE BLOG:  credible experts debate current topics

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.

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