The New York Times is Trying to Make Its Mobile Apps More than Simple Containers for News Stories
Posted: 11/6/2012  |  By: Justin Ellis | Nieman Journalism Lab
Each cycle, live election coverage serves as a premier testbed for online news. Now The New York Times is using it as a test bed for pushing news in apps beyond the rigid templates that have characterized the form. Designers and developers have been working to make the Times’ apps less of a formless container for print and web stories and more of a unique news experience.