Nieman Foundation at Harvard
HOME
          
LATEST STORY
From shrimp Jesus to fake self-portraits, AI-generated images have become the latest form of social media spam
ABOUT                    SUBSCRIBE
Oct. 16, 2009, 3:39 p.m.

What the NYT’s Bay Area Report looks like in print

The New York Times today debuted its Bay Area Report, a two-page, twice-weekly spread of local news that it hopes will boost print circulation in San Francisco, already the paper’s largest market outside the Northeast. The accelerated launch puts the Times ahead of its rival, The Wall Street Journal, in their battle for national print dominance. The Journal said today that its version of a local edition for San Francisco will be out by year’s end.

In an interview with paidContent, Times president Scott Heekin-Canedy said he expects local advertising to pay for the pages. Today’s second page of the Bay Area Report (somewhat weirdly paginated A23B) includes a full-color, half-page ad for Limn Furniture, a high-end retailer based in California. The Bay Area Report’s success will depend on whether the Times can continue to secure that kind of advertising while improving circulation enough to justify the effort.

After the jump, read (or download) the spread that 40,080 subscribers received this morning in San Francisco and its environs.

POSTED     Oct. 16, 2009, 3:39 p.m.
Show tags
 
Join the 60,000 who get the freshest future-of-journalism news in our daily email.
From shrimp Jesus to fake self-portraits, AI-generated images have become the latest form of social media spam
Within days of visiting the pages — and without commenting on, liking, or following any of the material — Facebook’s algorithm recommended reams of other AI-generated content.
What journalists and independent creators can learn from each other
“The question is not about the topics but how you approach the topics.”
Deepfake detection improves when using algorithms that are more aware of demographic diversity
“Our research addresses deepfake detection algorithms’ fairness, rather than just attempting to balance the data. It offers a new approach to algorithm design that considers demographic fairness as a core aspect.”