New York—The New York Times has unveiled “The New York Times Minute,” 60-second video news reports that run on NYTimes.com and the NYTimes.com/minute blog. The reports are posted three times every weekday at 6 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. ET. Each segment showcases three of the day's key stories as selected by editors.
The video series is optimized for viewing on mobile devices and designed to be shared on social media platforms, the Times said in a statement.
Unlike digital content in text form, which is subject to a metered-access subscription model, video viewing is free and unlimited to all users of NYTimes.com and its mobile apps.
“Video is a fast-growing and important part of our news report,” said Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times, in a statement. “ "The New York Times Minute' series is a natural extension of our journalism that allows our viewers a quick and useful way to keep up with the news.”
Microsoft Corp. is the official launch sponsor.