The New York Times: A Day in the Life of the iPad

The New York Times: A Day in the Life of the iPad

The Times Wants to Hear Your ‘Tiny Gratitude Stories’

From its very beginnings, it seemed as if the New York Times was made for the ages. Today, it’s a place where people turn to find out things they didn’t know they wanted to know.

It’s where they go to feel understood, to learn new things, to break out of their own rut. It’s a place where they go to feel in touch, to reconnect with their own souls.

All of this seems to be an impossibility, because so much has changed since the day a handful of newspaper reporters and editors gathered at a Manhattan hotel to interview the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for our first feature, “A Day in the Life of…”

But, here and now, in the digital age, it’s still all there to read. In its many incarnations, the Times has always been a place that has been at the forefront of journalistic innovation, from its early days of radio and moving pictures to its latest incarnation of the iPad. And with the iPad 3, we’re getting an early look at its future.

For this week, we’re looking back at the Times’ roots and how they connect to the iPad and to the future of the paper.

The Paper That Changed the World

The New York Times, as much as any news organization today, has changed the world. The paper — with its deep and broad-ranging reporting, its distinctive layout, and its ability to serve an enormous and geographically diverse audience — is proof that you don’t have to be big to affect change. The Times, its articles and stories and images and illustrations and photography that it put into the world in a way no other single person or organization could do.

The Times was always a journalistic institution where the newspaper as a whole was meant to be a force for change. That’s why, for as long as it’s been around, the paper is often referred as “the Paper of Record”

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