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The New York Times Launches New Homepage “Watching” Feature

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The New York Times today introduced “Watching,” a major new feature on the NYTimes.com homepage on desktop and on the mobile website. Watching is a stream of developing and noteworthy news designed to amplify the scope and urgency of The Times’s digital report.

Watching offers a tailored feed of the news of the moment, such as early outlines of developing stories on NYTimes.com and curation of the most newsworthy and trusted reporting from around the web. It also features tweets from Times reporters and others, as well as photos and YouTube videos.

A team of New York Times reporters and editors, led by editors Marcus Mabry, Jennifer Preston, select the content for Watching and are in constant contact with various Times news desks. They search the web and social media for reliable breaking and developing news.

Readers can watch video, share stories and follow others on Twitter and email directly from the Watching module. They can also scroll through Watching indefinitely, to catch up on news they may have missed or track stories over time.

While Watching is designed to be instant, its content follows the same standards of The Times’s news report. For example, its editors will indicate when a story is developing or when specific news that is being reported is still being verified by The Times newsroom.

Dean Baquet, executive editor, The New York Times, said, “Watching makes The New York Times homepage that much more essential. Our editors and reporters sift out the most urgent and important news, and present it alongside our own world-class journalism.”

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