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NY Times Revamps Video Hub

The New York Times has given its video hub — nytimes.com/video — a makeover. The site now features responsive design, a sleeker appearance and easier navigation tools. It’s definitely an upgrade from the previous version.

The Times videos are accessed via a drop down menu, and are organized into the following 14 channels: News and Politics, International, Opinion, Times Documentaries, Business, Technology, Culture, Style, Health, Food, Travel, Sports, Real Estate and Science.

“The new Times Video makes it easier to discover, watch and navigate the vast amount of video available on NYTimes.com,” said Rebecca Howard, the Times’ general manager of video, in a statement. “From quick, short-form updates to longer-form documentaries and features, Times Video serves as the ultimate destination for users looking for world class, original premium video content.”

The new hub also introduces “branded video playlists,” — aka native advertising. The first is a campaign for Sotheby’s International Realty.

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NY Times Promotes Bruce Headlam and Peter Lattman

The New York Times has promoted Bruce Headlam and Peter Lattman. Details are below, followed by the memo from Jill Abramson, executive editor at the Times, that announced the changes.

  • Headlam, who has been with the Times’ media desk since 2008, will move to video, where he’ll become managing editor of video. He’ll report to Abramson. Headlam will be working closely with Rebecca Howard, general manager of video production.
  • Lattman succeeds Headlam as media editor. Lattman joined the Times in 2010. He has been covering Wall Street, white collar crime and more for DealBook since joining the paper.

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New York Times Names General Manager of Video Production

Rebecca Howard has been named general manager of video production for the New York Times; a new role at the company. Howard comes to the Times from AOL Huffington Post Media Group, where she served as head of video development since 2010.

“Video journalism is an essential and growing component of our news report,” said Jill Abramson, executive editor of the Times, in a statement. “We will rely heavily on Rebecca’s experience in creating engaging and quality content as we expand our excellent video offerings.”

Howard’s appointment is effective February 18. She will report to Abramson and Denise Warren, general manager of NYTimes.com and senior vice president and chief advertising officer of The New York Times Media Group.