The New York Times Renames Travel Section to Better Fit the Times

At Home will focus on service journalism

Without sports or travel, big-city Sunday newspapers are finding it hard to fill the pages of some of their most popular sections during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The New York Times, for one, has decided to move Sports Sunday, typically a separate five- to six-page section, to the A pages. And it is rebranding its Travel section, which can run eight to 10 pages on a typical Sunday, and calling it At Home.

At Home will focus on service journalism pieces with topics such as meals to cook, games to play and beauty tips.

“It’s fair to say the Times has sometimes had a difficult time figuring out service journalism,” said Times travel editor Amy Virshup, who will now edit the At Home section.



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