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“In terms of mass distribution at this point, newspapers are the only ones that have the muscle.”
What’s unusual is not the concept of piloting ideas, but the fact that the BBC was willing to show the public projects in a half-baked state, glitches included.
With increasingly product-driven thinking, the Times’ Well is breaking out of the news cycle — through VR, evergreen newsletters, and how-to guides — in an attempt to connect more deeply with readers.
“The New York Times audience is full of voracious readers, not only of quality journalism but also of important works of fiction as well…We plan to offer more selected works of fiction in the future.”
Its chief content officer: “My message has been, any journalist at any of our papers can come up with a great idea, something that we think is scalable, we will help them scale it.”
Details are still scarce, but job listings reveal that it intends to take on everything from video series, feature films, podcasts, photo essays, and “storytelling in other formats and technologies like virtual reality and livestreaming.”
With its new Pluto-focused project, upcoming episodic series, and experiments with “meditative VR,” The Times is experimenting with different applications for the new technology.
“It’s a story which is all about space and the environment you’re in. Even though this is a small space, the story is all about that space.”