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The New York Times to Launch Monthly Kids Section
[November 10, 2017]

The New York Times to Launch Monthly Kids Section


The New York Times today announced that it will launch a monthly Kids section dedicated to content for young readers. The first Kids section, which debuted in May 2017, was so well received by young readers -- even sparking an online petition -- that The Times decided to make it a monthly feature of the newspaper. The next Kids section will accompany the Sunday, Nov. 19 edition of the newspaper. The section will run monthly starting Jan. 28, 2018.

Overseen by The New York Times Magazine's special projects editor Caitlin Roper, the section will be inspired by the breadth of Times content and mimic regular sections in the paper, including sports, national news, food, opinion and arts. The section design and art direction is by Debra Bishop, overseen by the magazine's design director, Gail Bichler. The section will have a dedicated editor and feature a visually engaging mix of news, illustrations, photography and how-to's meant to engage young readers.

"We're extremely excited to launch a section of The New York Times for kids," said Jake Silverstein, editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine. "Who says children don't need news that's made just for them? Our goal here is not only to help kids learn about the complex world they live in, but also to givethem a taste, through a section designed just for them, of the pleasures of print media. We'll treat the readers of this section the same way we treat all our readers: with respect."

On Nov.19, readers of the second installment will find a cover story about CRISPR, the gene editing technique that is arguably the biggest scientific discovery in a century; a profile of a young DACA recipient; a story about the role of schools in natural disasters; an introduction to three young athletes who compete in dangerous sports; a delicious recipe for Thanksgiving leftovers; a new advice column featuring advice from an adult and a kid; a story from LeBron James about how he became a basketball player; mini puzzles just for kids; and more.

To coincide with the second edition of the Kids section, "The Daily" podcast will air a special episode for children to listen to with their parents, also on Nov. 19.


The second edition of the Kids section is supported by Google (News - Alert) Home.

The New York Times's first Kids section was introduced as part of an ongoing initiative at The Times to reimagine the uses of the print newspaper in ways that delight and inform our readers. The first special print-only section debuted in August 2016, an excerpt of the recently released novel "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead, which went on to win the National Book Award.

The Times also announced that it will run the second edition of the Puzzle Spectacular, a special print-only broadsheet section devoted entirely to a series of different puzzles, along with the Sunday, Dec.17 edition of the newspaper; the first debuted in December 2016. Once again edited by New York Times Crossword editor Will Shortz and The Times's puzzle team, the section will feature an even bigger mega-crossword, new word puzzles, visual brain teasers, and more.


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