The New York Times Expands Coverage of Australia

Offers Digital Open Access for 7 Days to Local Readers

SYDNEY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today The New York Times announced expanded coverage of Australia.
Readers in Australia will have unlimited access to The
New York Times
today through May 8 at 11:59pm AEDT.

The Times will be rolling out coverage over the coming months focusing
on global issues that deeply affect Australia and the region, including
climate change, migration, gender and international politics and
economics. There will be mix of in-depth reporting, investigations,
opinion, news, and cultural coverage, delivered digitally in a variety
of formats.

Damien Cave, Australia bureau chief of The New York Times, said, “We are
thrilled to offer a more robust New York Times news report tailored to
Australian readers. Australians have told us they’re eager for more of
our deep and thoughtful reporting, especially on climate change,
migration, and international politics, and this only the beginning. We
will continue to broaden the scope of our coverage.”

The newly established New York Times bureau in Sydney is led by Damien
Cave, a digital innovator and collaborative team-builder who as deputy
national editor helped redefine how The Times covers the United States.
He is recruiting a team of journalists and contributors from all over
Australia and New Zealand. Additionally, Times reporters including Jane
Perlez, Justin Gillis and Sam Sifton, along with Roger Cohen, an op-ed
columnist, will be among the journalists contributing coverage and
perspectives of the region.

The New York Times is also collaborating with the Australian
Broadcasting Corporation on a documentary featuring Times national
correspondent John Eligon, who covers issues of race. The one hour film
on ABC’s “Foreign Correspondent” focuses on indigenous Australians and
their battle for autonomy and equality in urban, rural and coastal
Australia. The program will air on June 27 at 8:30pm on ABC TV and
iview. The New York Times will publish its digital feature on the same
day.

The New York Times is also planning to introduce a series of events to
bring to life some of its most compelling subjects and stories featuring
Times journalists. The first events, happening this week, feature Food
editor Sam Sifton in conversation with chefs Ben Shewry of Attica in
Melbourne and Matt Moran of Aria in Sydney. The events are tied to an
upcoming special Food section on Australian cuisine that will include
articles by Sifton and reviews by New York Times chief food critic Pete
Wells.

Readers can sign up for the Morning
Briefing: Australia Edition
, a free weekday email newsletter that
provides readers in Australia with what they need to know to start their
day and NYT
Australia
, a free weekly newsletter that features a roundup of
global news, plus commentary and local recommendations from Times
journalists. Subscribers interested in thought-provoking discussion
about Australian issues and journalism from The Times can also join the
new NYT Australia
Facebook group
to connect with each other, and with Times
journalists from all over the world.

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