Gizmodo: New York Times Runs Bizarre Softball Article on FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried

Gizmodo: New York Times Runs Bizarre Softball Article on FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried. “FTX filed for bankruptcy on Friday, leaving reasonable people to wonder how a cryptocurrency platform founded in 2019, which reached a valuation of $32 billion in 2021, could plummet to zero in such a short time. There’s a new piece in the New York Times which gained exclusive access to FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried, but if you’re looking for answers, you’re not going to find it there.” I was wondering about the NYT article, which has a “What a scamp, boys will be boys” vibe. Gizmodo breaks down why it’s so weird.

Lifehacker: This Bot Can Tell You How Good You Really Are at Wordle

Lifehacker: This Bot Can Tell You How Good You Really Are at Wordle. “If you’ve played Wordle recently, you can visit the tool in the same browser and it’ll know how you made your guesses—but you can also upload a screenshot of a Wordle you have played in the past. I’m going to introduce you to the bot with some older screenshots, but then we’ll dive into strategy for today’s puzzle, number 293, so either stop reading or go solve it now if you don’t want to see spoilers.”

New York Times: Verifying Images of the War in Ukraine

New York Times: Verifying Images of the War in Ukraine. “Before The Times can use footage from independent sources for its Ukraine reportage, its reporters and editors make sure they can verify its authenticity. The Visual Investigations team, which produces in-depth video journalism, such as how a U.S. military drone struck the wrong target and an analysis of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, finds and analyzes many of the files. Below, learn how Visual Investigations verifies content from Ukraine.”

New York Times: The New York Times launches a Telegram channel to deliver news about the war.

New York Times: The New York Times launches a Telegram channel to deliver news about the war.. “To make our journalism more accessible to readers around the world, The New York Times has launched a new, dedicated channel on Telegram, a messaging platform with more than half a billion active users. This Telegram channel delivers reporting on the war from our continuous live blog, where Times journalists are providing witness accounts, interviews and breaking news from the conflict.”

GameRant: New York Times Shuts Down Wordle Archive

GameRant: New York Times Shuts Down Wordle Archive. “Wordle Archive was a service dedicated to the preservation of previous Wordle answers, allowing fans to dip into the backlog and play older puzzles, dating all the way back to the first one. However, the service has since been shut down at the request of the New York Times, as announced by an update on the application’s webpage.”

NiemanLab: The New York Times hopes to hook listeners on audio. Will a new standalone app do the trick?

NiemanLab: The New York Times hopes to hook listeners on audio. Will a new standalone app do the trick? . “The new app will feature the Times’ own podcasts alongside narrated versions of news, opinion, and magazine articles across a handful of publishers. For those who aren’t participating in the closed beta, nothing will change for the moment. The Times is not putting any podcasts behind a paywall or making them exclusive to the new app with this announcement; you can still listen to The Daily or The Ezra Klein Show on Apple Podcasts and Spotify and wherever else you like to hit play.”

New York Times: How We Built a 3-D Model of the Collapsed Surfside Condo Tower

New York Times: How We Built a 3-D Model of the Collapsed Surfside Condo Tower. “To help readers understand more about the possible reasons for the building’s failure, one of the worst in U.S. history with 98 people killed, a Times team also began an investigation. Journalists from the Graphics and National desks, including two editors who are trained architects, collaborated to review the original designs and construct a 3-D model of the building. They also examined videos, engineering reports, 911 calls and photographs to glean details about what might have gone wrong.”

New York Times: The Experts Making High-Tech Storytelling Possible

New York Times: The Experts Making High-Tech Storytelling Possible. “While ‘research and development’ might evoke images of locked offices full of analysts and inventors secretly building futuristic prototypes, the reality is a bit different. Members of the 35-person team of technologists, designers, producers and strategists work closely with the newsroom involving technologies that are either already in use for other mediums, such as gaming, or are expected to be soon.”

New York Times: Using Computer Vision to Create A More Accurate Digital Archive

New York Times: Using Computer Vision to Create A More Accurate Digital Archive. “This video series from R&D features team members describing their roles, processes and the specific technical challenges they encounter while building and shipping projects. Along with each episode, we’ll share relevant background, resources, references and advice for anyone interested in creating something similar or learning more…. In this episode, R&D Intern Lasse Nordahl explains the process of converting over 10 million scanned images of articles from The Times’s archive into machine-readable text.”

NiemanLab: The New York Times is using Instagram slides and Twitter cards to make stories more digestible

NiemanLab: The New York Times is using Instagram slides and Twitter cards to make stories more digestible . “Last summer, Vox’s Terry Nguyễn wrote about the ways that our Instagram feeds had changed in the wake of the Black Lives Matters movement. We started to see more PowerPoint-looking slides that were made to communicate information about the protests, and they’ve since been co-opted for just about every subject…. But slides like these, when done right and with care, make complex stories (about, say, a mutating virus!) more digestible and accessible.”