NYtimes.com offers the usual main topics like business, sports, living, health, science and many others, and in addition has links to movie and theater listings and reviews, the latest information on music, and a guide to some of New York's hottest hot spots. It also harbors a section for crisp photographs, like Barton Silverman's underwater shot of Olympic swimmers in Sydney, Australia warming up for their next race.
The website equipped with colorful headlines that are categorized into specific topics, like travel and business, making it easier for people
to scan through and find the information they're looking for faster. Also, unlike CNN.com, the first few sentences of each story appears so readers are able to get an idea of what the story is about before deciding to read it.
The site, unlike msnbc.com and abcnews.com, has a link to archives for stories dating back to 1996. However, while summaries are free, it does cost $2.50 to view an entire article.
While the website does not offer videos to preview, like abc.com does, or an area where you can access news and weather from your own area like at CNN.com, nytimes.com offers extensive coverage of international and national events. With superior writing style that is both vivid and classy, and content that proves to be informative and thorough, the site crushes others, like LAtimes.com, when it comes to character. NYtimes.com's coverage of the
conclusion of the Whitewater investigation by David Stout utilizes better quotes and background information, while latimes.com's coverage lacks in both of these areas.
Web surfers can log onto NYtimes.com if they're looking for objective news stories from home and around the world, or if they simply want to find out what's playing at the nearest theater. -Erica Keets