OLD Media Moves

Tech gadget site Wirecutter moves to NYTimes.com

May 27, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Tech gadget site Wirecutter, acquired by the New York Times in 2016, has become part of the newspaper’s main website.

In a post Wednesday, the site explained:

Q: Why did you move to nytimes.com? Can I expect to see the same reviews and reporting from the same team I’ve come to trust?

A: We’ve shared journalistic DNA with The New York Times even before the company acquired Wirecutter in 2016, and our approach to journalism remains true to the mission that powers The Times: Seek the truth and help people understand the world. By moving to nytimes.com, we’ll be able to reach and help even more readers. Our editorial team will continue to work independently from The Times, but you can look forward to future collaborations across the site.

Q: How does this affect Wirecutter as a business? Will I still see affiliate links to Amazon and other retailers?

A: Our business model remains unchanged. If you click a link on our site and buy something we recommend, we may receive a commission. But as always, our writers and editors are never made aware of any business relationships we may have with various retailers, and we will continue to make our picks independent of all business and financial interests. Those things will never change—helping readers make the right buying decisions will always come first.

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