New York Times Releases Times Reader 2.0

May 15, 2009

The New York Times announced that the Times Reader 2.0 is now available to download. This version is powered by Adobe AIR and will run on Windows , Mac, and Linux computers. TimesReader 2.0 users will now see only today’s stories, and only in the sections in which they were published in print. A news feed from the home page of downloads every five minutes into a “Latest News” section front. The top breaking news headlines also appear at the top of the Front Page section. The news sections are presented with the same story selection and editorial judgment as in the printed paper. Sections appear on their day of publication, with Science Times on Tuesdays, Dining on Wednesdays, the Magazine on Sunday, and so on. Sections that have more headlines than can appear in the screen at once overflow to a second page so that they can all be browsed. A scroll bar appears on these fronts. Video is now a part of the Times Reader experience. Users can click “News in Video” to see the latest set of clips from The Times.