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NYTimes gives motto 21st Century twist

I didn’t believe this post over at the Innovation in College Media blog, even when I saw the screen shot Bryan posted.

But I’ll be damned if the New York Times hasn’t given its motto — “All the news that’s fit to print” — a 21st Century twist at the top of its homepage.

I had to go check it out myself. Here’s what I saw (highlighting the most important part of course):

NYTIMES: All the news that's fit to blog

That’s right folks. It’s not about the print. It’s “All the news that’s fit to blog,” online at least.

As I said in the comments on that post, this just shows there is nothing so ingrained that it can’t be re-thought. Nothing is off-limits.

I think it’s an awesome move to consider switching things up, but is blog the right word? (They do link the text to their blogs section, however.) But What about photos uploaded to Flickr or videos at YouTube? What about non-blog citizen journalism efforts?

I don’t have a better phrase off the top of my head. I’m just glad to see the beacon of tradition is willing to re-think everything.

2 Responses to “NYTimes gives motto 21st Century twist”

  1. grace Says:

    The only other thing that I think of immediately is “All the news that’s fit to link.”

    I love the altered motto—so postmodern.

  2. Meranda Says:

    I do like “link” instead of blog.

    I tried to pull it up to show my M.E. today, but sadly now it appears the Times has swung the pendulum back in the other direction. Instead of blogs, they’re hawking home delivery from that location on the page. What a shame.

    I’m glad I took a screen shot while I could.