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NYTimes expands online tech and economics coverage

September 23, 2008

The New York Times announced Tuesday a major expansion of its online technology and economics coverage, and a new blog covering business and the environment.

New York TimesIn addition, in the coming months, NYTimes.com will also expand the Small Business, Personal Technology and Your Money sections; introduce more journalists; deepen coverage within its DealBook franchise; and continue to add new tools and multimedia features throughout its online and mobile business pages.

“This is the beginning of a major reinvention of our online business and technology sections,” said Lawrence Ingrassia, business editor of the Times, in a statement. “We are hiring more Web journalists, bringing outside expertise to the site and strengthening our coverage. These enhancements will provide our readers with all the news, analysis, commentary and business tools they need in one place — on NYTimes.com.”

The technology section now includes sub-sections on enterprise technology, the Internet, venture capital and start-ups, and company-specific news.  Blog posts from GigaOm, Venture Beat and ReadWriteWeb will be incorporated into the technology section front in the coming weeks.

The new economics section will include a blog called Economix written by David Leonhardt and Catherine Rampell, which will focus on both the global economy and the personal decisions readers make everyday.

The Economix blog will feature regular guest posts from Alan B. Krueger of Princeton University; Edward Glaeser of Harvard University; Bob McTeer, a former president and chief executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Hung Huang, a Beijing-based entrepreneur; and Uwe E. Reinhardt of Princeton University.

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