The New York Times has launched a new breaking news feature on its homepage. “Watching” is a realtime news aggregator that includes tweets from Times staffers, videos, photos, Times headlines and more.
It’s basically a multimedia news ticker, keeping readers up to date on the latest, biggest news.
Watching is located just above the nytimes.com fold. For now, it is jam packed with information on the ISIS airstrikes. It will be interesting to see how well Watching works when multiple big news stories break.
Watching is overseen by Times editors Marcus Mabry and Jennifer Preston.