The new New Yorker

Tuesday, 22 July, 2014

The New Yorker is offering everything it’s published online since 2007 for free all summer long. The impetus for the free-for-all is the the launching of the magazine’s new-look website, and the move coincides with a fresh assessment of the future of an institution that will be 90 next year:

The print version of The New Yorker is still a fine technology (try rolling up your iPad; and don’t drop it too often!), but more advanced technology has some distinct advantages. Publishing beyond the printed page allows us to present the gift of greater immediacy, the ability to respond to events when we have something to say; the site offers podcasts, video, interactive graphics, and slide shows of photographs and cartoons. The new design also allows us to reach back and highlight work from our archives more easily.

There’s a lot of reading to be done between now that the introduction of the magazine’s metered paywall when the fall foliage begins to appear.

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  1. Henry Barth says:

    When you go to the site (

    You find they are offering collections of selected articles, not everything.

    “Now, this summer, to celebrate the relaunch of our Web site, we’ll be sharing many of them—some famous and well loved, others obscure, but well loved by us. We’ll be doing this in two ways. First, beginning today, and continuing into the fall, we’ll be pulling selected articles together into mini-anthologies, which we’re calling Collections, and sharing them online. This week, we’ll share a group of Profiles, the magazine’s quintessential form, as well as a group of love stories. (They’ve been chosen by Deborah Treisman, our fiction editor.) Next week, we’ll be sharing pieces about New York City. And in the coming months we’ll be offering articles about Presidents (including Jonathan Schell on Richard Nixon), actors (including Pauline Kael on Cary Grant and Penelope Gilliatt on Diane Keaton), scientists (including Alva Johnston’s Profile of Albert Einstein), and artists and writers (including Lillian Ross’s Profile of Ernest Hemingway). A new Collection will be posted every Monday.

    We’ve also asked our writers to name some of their favorite stories, and we’ll be sharing those as well. If you follow The New Yorker on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll learn about a new archive piece each day (and about new pieces as they’re published). All of these stories, whether they’re from the thirties or the eighties, are being presented in a new, streamlined format that’s a pleasure to read.”

    Still interesting.