'NYT' Annouces Launch of 'City Room' Blog

By: E&P Staff The New York Times announced the launch of City Room today, a Metro news blog and online community dedicated to news and information about New York City.

Sewell Chan, Times Metro reporter, is the City Room bureau chief and will use the talent and resources of the paper's one hundred-plus-person Metro staff.

City Room provides online readers with in-depth reports from the five
boroughs of the city, as well as occasional reports from the surrounding,
suburbs. It will enhance and supplement Metro articles from The Times, offer non-news features about the history and civic culture of the city, and encourage reader comments and discussion.

"City Room is the most audacious online venture the Metro desk has so far conceived and committed to," Joe Sexton, metropolitan editor, said in a statement. "The name of the site is a nod to our past and the time-tested methods of good reporting, which Sewell employs with such formidable skill -- asking tough questions, digging up documents, burning shoe leather."


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