The New York Times exits Apple News

The New York Times said on Monday that it was exiting its partnership with Apple News. Starting on Monday, Times articles were no longer appearing alongside those from other publications in the curated Apple News feed available on Apple devices.

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Kellen Browning and Jack Nicas for The New York Times:

The Times is one of the first media organizations to pull out of Apple News. The Times, which has made adding new subscribers a key business goal, said Apple had given it little in the way of direct relationships with readers and little control over the business…

“Core to a healthy model between The Times and the platforms is a direct path for sending those readers back into our environments, where we control the presentation of our report, the relationships with our readers and the nature of our business rules,” Meredith Kopit Levien, chief operating officer, wrote in a memo to employees. “Our relationship with Apple News does not fit within these parameters.”

An Apple spokesman said that The Times “only offered Apple News a few stories a day,” and that the company would continue to provide readers with trusted information from thousands of publishers.

“We are also committed to supporting quality journalism through the proven business models of advertising, subscriptions and commerce,” he said.

Last year, Apple introduced a new way for publishers to make money: Apple News Plus, a subscription service inside its news app that offers access to hundreds of publications, which typically have digital paywalls, for $9.99 a month… Executives at The Times passed on Apple News Plus and later reduced the number of articles it supplied to Apple News.

MacDailyNews Take: Luckily, there are plenty of other outlets on Apple News for those who enjoy activism masquerading as journalism.


  1. NYT likely concerned that Apple will censor its ability to make-up the news and make-up top secret anonymous sources when they make-up the news. This prevents NYT from manipulating and brainwashing the public to their anti-conservative, anti-American, anti-law enforcement, anti-christian, anti-Trump rhetoric.

  2. The New York Times stopped the delivery of actual unbiased news a very long time ago. Now it just presents their own opinion what the news should be. That’s not news.

    1. how the fack would you know what the Times publishes? dam near every poster left on m d n is super proud to self restrict their information sources to only a few rags that tell them what they wanna hear. then they come to a former Mac computer site to expose their massive ignorance

      1. Imposter ALERT MDN!

        Most likely the BANNED Citizen ZERO!

        Please check IP addresses and remove this clown post I would appreciate it.

        Thank you in advance!m, the authentic GoeB!…

    1. Wow! And only 50 years ago! That’s some sleuth work, righties. Personally though, I’d prefer a candidate whose policies the entire citizenry now to a current slavering racist who says Nazis are fine people, who has had the children of asylum seekers crammed in cages for years, and who does Putin’s bidding even in the face of Russia paying bounties for dead Americans. But you do you. 🇷🇺

      1. Once a Klansman, always a Klansman. The left uses racism like a leash with which to yank ethnic groups around and make fools of them. When confronted with the real thing though, they either make excuses for it, cover their eyes, or just remain silent. Biden is still a good old boy, still spitting out racist phrases like, “If you don’t vote for me, you ain’t black.” He’s a scum bucket and the only people who don’t see that are just as racist as he is.

        1. ‘The left uses racism like a leash’…
          Nice except the Right just uses racism…period. And don’t give me the ‘I am black and was neer discrimiated against’ bullcrap. No one beleives that. My black friends are college educated people. To a person they have all been discriminated against one way or another. You must live in a Trumpian workd…..

          1. Hey Buster, everyone suffers from discriminations at one time or another. If they have a legitimate case, take it to court. In this environment they should win easily.

            Do those college friends have real degrees in the hard sciences, or are they in subjects trained to “find” racism in every blade of grass?

            Finally, TheloniousMac is correct. Democrats set the standard of life long guilt. For Romney they dug up stuff from High School, so anything Biden has done is fair game.

            1. Tim Scott is as Republican as the day is long. He was elected to the US Senate from South Carolina, as Red a state as exists. He has loyally supported Donald J. Trump on nearly every issue, including impeachment. His record on supporting the President is 96%, higher than Lindsey Graham or Mitch McConnell.

              He also happens to be the only African-American in history who has served in both the House and Senate. In a recent speech on the Senate floor, he listed all the times since he entered Congress that he has been stopped by the police for no reason—averaging close to twice a year, and including four times he was denied access to the US Capitol because a guard did not believe a black man could be a Member.

              Yes this really happens. It isn’t made up rubbish to elect Democrats or defeat Trump. It needs to stop, even if it offends wealthy white men living in Florida retirement communities who like to parade around in their golf carts chanting about white power.

            2. TxUser

              “even if it offends wealthy white men living in Florida retirement communities who like to parade around in their golf carts chanting about white power.”

              Obviously as others pointed out you have a stereotype and deep dislike of the white race. You forgot the checkered pants, gold carts and Martini lunches stereotypes. Why is that? Tim Scott is an outstanding Republican who introduced a progressive bill last week that was blocked by your party in the Senate. The Democrats have not introduced a bill even close during eight years of the Obama administration to deal with the problem. It is totally obvious the Democrat Party and yourself do not want to solve the problem. Rather use it to their selfish political advantage. You epitomize all that is wrong with politics today.

  3. It’s no loss to me, but I am curious about the change being a possible foretelling of another Apple “failure” with such news/media/social offering?

    Apple’s record with such offerings is poor and it makes me wonder where/who the disconnect is with the business plan analysis.

    Maybe Steve’s thinking is still alive, as he wanted to own things and this plan diverts:

    “The Times and the platforms is a direct path for sending those readers back into our environments, where we control the presentation of our report”

  4. What a joke they are. Their banner used to read, and maybe it still does, “All the news that’s fit to print.” As of about 50 years ago what it really means is: …”All the news that fits—our biases!”

      1. Dear Apple cynic,

        Aren’t they all these days? OAN is one of the few with actual investigative reporters rather than script reading regurgitators who parrot on cue the “stories” (boy, I’ll say!) that the NYT makes up first, and then almost all the “NEWS” providers both in print and electronic use as a supposedly credible source. Thus is produced, the socialist screeds we are subjected to by about 93% of the media — 24/7.

          1. Certainly agree with majority opinion here, the NYT no longer prints fair and balanced news abandoning the fourth estate’s duty and responsibility. They are reduced to a shill for the Democrat Party, liberals and Trump HATERS everywhere.

            FACT: The NYT circulation was steadily dropping for decades. But thanks to President Trump’s presidential win, it has been increasing last time I checked…

            1. A wise man, Al Bundy, once said “It’s not the dress that makes you fat, it’s the fat that makes you fat!”

              One doesn’t need the NYT to hate Trump. One needs Trump to hate Trump.

    1. Fox officially changed its character from news to entertainment. So now it has no pretense at being news, it’s just that fools continue to believe in its entertainment product as being real news, you know, informative. Therefore, Hannity, Rush, Savage, Ingraham, and the wicked hateful Praeger, and the others are all hair-on-fire entertainers offering absolutely no remedies to douse the fires. Its believers love to walk around all day outraged at most everything not Fox.

      1. Could not disagree more.

        Fox News is certainly more fair and balanced offering both sides of political arguments — DAILY.

        CEO of CNN was caught on live video essentially directing his staff to keep the pressure on President Trump 24/7 and minimize positive coverage.

        Likewise, the Managing Editor of the New York Times resigned months ago and wrote a scathing editorial criticizing the NYT abandoning their sacred journalism role in repeatedly covering President Trump absent journalism standards.

        I know we are in trying times, but think fairly and try to keep up…

        1. bull sheet. Even Tucker has finally turned on that idiot Donald. He was the worst choice in 2016 and he hasn’t learned a dam thing since. Putin’s puppet needs a boot out on his head. Regardless of when he ignored the security briefings about Russian paying for American killings in the mideast

  5. New York Times quitting has nothing to do with content or news, they like other newspapers, magazines, retail stores, game companies, and Spotify want customer info your name, phone number, address combined with the ability to track you at will thru a App, info which Apple will not give them, all of Apple’s efforts in this area will fail unless they open the door like Facebook, Google, or Amazon (which they should not do). All the party, politics BS is just noise, in the end it is about money, long Apple… be happy and stay focus buy more shares of Apple.

    1. Exactly. Apple does not allow any entity, not even the misleading NYT which refused to offer unbiased news about Bernie, to burrow into the personal lives and behavior (e.g. tracking) of subscribers. Its pretentiousness even compelled it to refuse to list Howard Stern’s best selling book on its periodic best seller list. But we can’t get overwrought over misleading news; Even Samuel Clemens lied in his stories. We have to consume news to discern truths as if it were Pravda, between the lines.

      1. That happened?
        Those copycats. Jobs once banned all Wiley publications because the book “ICon: Steve Jobs, The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business“ offended him.

    2. This is the relevant truth. Those of you who feel the NY Times is only interested in propaganda are wrong. It is only interested in money. Nine times out of 10 an article on Apple News from the NY Times required a “free” subscription, which is not free, it’s voluntary submission of a person’s privacy with the intension to get them to sign a paid subscription. It made the reading of articles in the Times nearly impossible, unless you wanted to be bugged eternally to subscribe to the paper. Apple’s privacy support runs counter to the Times’ subscription model. This has nothing to do with content, just business models clashing. I know many people commenting on this site can make politics out of anything (even a virus), but this really is just business.

      1. Not even close. Business 101: Make money and stay in business applies worldwide. Are you saying because they want to make more money, the liberal bias is automatically eliminated? If so, that’s ludicrous.

  6. The reaction on this site was SO predictable. I’m sure if it were FOX or Breitbart or Newsy or EpochTimes, you guys would be lamenting the loss of such valuable information.

    The New York Times is painfully centrist in its news pages (they were totally gung-ho for the Iraq war) and liberal on its editorial pages. They are similar to the Wall Street Journal, which has an extremely right-wing editorial page, but a very centrist editorial profile.

    I know, I know — any publication that dares point out that Trump is woefully out of his depth as President must be garbage. Keep telling yourself that, fellas. It’ll all be okay.

  7. NYT was just too expensive. I’d have subscribed otherwise. I didn’t much like Apple headlining a story and then linking to a paywall, no matter what company it was for.

  8. Actually a WIN for Apple! This publication has continued to give false stories that they have to retract, time and time again. I honestly am surprised they even have a large enough customer base to support them.

  9. MDN: “Luckily, there are plenty of other outlets on Apple News for those who enjoy activism masquerading as journalism.”
    So you are saying there’s nothing from that filthy Rupert Murdoch on Apple News? That’s a relief!

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