The Old Gray Lady gets younger: The NYT will have an upcoming Snapchat channel

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With Snapchat, The New York Occasions is making an attempt to supply its information in a extra simply digestible type for a youthful viewers.

The Previous Grey Woman will attempt to usher in a youthful viewers in methods it by no means has earlier than. On Thursday, The New York Occasions introduced it’s going to launch its first channel on Snapchat’s Discovery tab.

The Occasions’ Snapchat channel will publish every day weekday content material impressed by the paper’s Morning Briefings function in hopes of attracting the tens of millions of younger individuals who flock to ephemeral video platform.

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“We’re seeing monumental curiosity on the a part of youthful audiences for the type of sensible, visible digital journalism for which The Occasions has turn into recognized. And Snapchat is a perfect place to succeed in that viewers,” Kinsey Wilson, government vice chairman, product, and know-how at The New York Occasions Firm stated within the press launch. No date has been set for the channel’s debut.

The Occasions is hoping to hold the digital success from the final three months into the brand new yr. The newspaper added 276,000 internet digital subscribers within the final three months of 2016. That’s extra digital subscribers added than at any three-month interval because the paper first launched digital subscriptions in 2011.

The day by day briefings supply fast recaps on quite a lot of information tales the world over. Since debuting on The Occasions’ now-defunct NYT Now app in 2014, the function has been integral within the paper’s digital footprint. The paper lauded its briefings as “among the many most profitable merchandise that The Occasions has launched in recent times” and as “a digital manifestation of a every day newspaper,” in its current internal report on the way forward for journalism.

For Snapchat, its Discovery web page now provides one of the prestigious information publications to its rising variety of retailers. That record consists of the Washington Journal, ESPN, Vox, Vice, and CNN.

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