NY Times Revamping Metro Section

Less columns, more longform.

The New York Times is updating its metro section by removing columns and adding more in-depth stories.

In an interview with Politico, Times metro editor Wendell Jamieson explained, “I’m trying to reimagine coverage of what I believe is the greatest city in the world as part of a global news organization. How do you cover New York differently when you’re covering it for the world as well as local readers?”

One such change? Getting rid of many columns. In fact, the only ones that are safe are Jim Dwyer’s About New York and Ginia Bellafante’s Big City. Jamieson the Times decided to remove many of the columns because “It’s really an old daily newspaper confection.”

Keep an eye out for these changes to start rolling out over the next few weeks. Or you could just start complaining about them now.