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The New York Times - Latest News [Kindle Edition]

3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)

Monthly Price: $1.99 First 14 days FREE
Sold by: The New York Times Company
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  • Kindle Blogs are auto-delivered wirelessly to your Kindle and updated throughout the day so you can stay current.
  • It's risk free - this Kindle Blog subscription starts with a 14-day free trial. You can cancel at any time during the free trial period. If you enjoy your subscription, do nothing and it will automatically continue at the regular price.

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Featuring the latest in the headlines, Breaking News highlights the newest content from The New York Times. Updated several times throughout the day, Breaking News keeps its readers current with everyday events.

Kindle blogs are fully downloaded onto your Kindle so you can read them even when you're not wirelessly connected. And unlike RSS readers which often only provide headlines, blogs on Kindle contain full text content and images, and are updated wirelessly throughout the day.

Product Details

  • Publisher: The New York Times Company (November 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: The New York Times Company
  • ASIN: B000Q6Z64S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,482 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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288 of 296 people found the following review helpful
I enjoy the Wall Street Journal, but being a daily publication, I wanted more up-to-date news breaks. The NY Times Blog solves the issue.

It pumps news stories to the Kindle every 3-4 hours, and the stories appear to be comprehensive, well-written, each about 1000 words long, and there are approximately 8-12 headlines active at a time. So, it is not the NY Times newspaper itself regarding content amount, but getting thousands of words of up to date info effortlessly every few hours, 24/7, is well worth the $1.99 monthly. The stories are more timely than even the NY Times subscription newspaper.

I have used the experimental web feature of the Kindle to secure news stories, and while that works also, it is more cumbersome, slower, takes more clicks of the wheel, and it not a neat and tidy as having active headlines 24/7 "pushed" to the device.

I did the trial subscription to Reuters headlines and found it far inferior to the NY Times Headlines for content, photos, navigability, and writing quality. Try both the Times and the Reuters and the difference will stun you.

The NY Times blog even has photos for almost every article that are good quality, and is easy to navigate and read. Highly recommended.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
For a few days in late August, 2014, functionality of "The New York Times Latest News" became became inexplicably and profoundly crippled. (The ability to drill into the full article was removed). Fortunately however, full functionality returned, thankfully but mysteriously, on Sept 1, 2014. I had cancelled my subscription when it become crippled but re-subscribed as soon as I learned functionality was restored. Now, on September 2, 2014, I confirm "The New York Times Latest News" is once again working on my Kindle PaperWhite correctly. The full text of each article is included. "The New York Times Latest News" is restored to being a great blog, well worth the price, which I recommend to everyone. Even if you subscribe to the full New York Times, this blog is still a worthwhile complement owing to it updating during the day with news items more recent than the New York Times full edition.
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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best blog - well-written carefully-selected content March 23, 2008
this blog is the most valuable in the kindle format that i have tried. discrimination is exercised in selecting the content - articles qualify as "latest news" & quantity of total articles listed is kept to a manageable amount. the articles-listing titles actually give you a good idea of the subject. each article is well-written & the right length for the substance. some include pictures.

many of the other blogs i tried are just a heap of varying-quality unhelpfully-titled material dumped onto your kindle that you have to time-consumingly pick through for any satisfaction.

i can't wait to see what they do when there is a firestorm of fresh news - such as will happen at the time of the dem/rep conventions, election day or say when CA has our expected uber-earthquake (assuming i manage to put my kindle & desiccants in a ziploc bag with a solar-powered charger in time).
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69 of 76 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I can see why this is a big seller on the Kindle April 30, 2008
A great addition to the Kindle; I can't imagine anyone cancelling "New York Times Latest News" after giving it a try. Stories are varied, in depth, well written, and update several times a day, allowing subscribers to track the latest developments in the big news stories during any given period. The presentation of the articles on the Kindle is clean, organized, and pleasing to the eye; and most articles contain a photograph, which look just fine on the Kindle, too. New articles arrive, old ones drop off, no muss, no fuss. If I'm constantly using this blog now (and I am), I can't imagine how helpful this subscription will be this summer during trips to the shore and mountains when I'll be away from televisions and computers. With all the benefits and the economical price, "New York Times Latest News" was an easy buying decision for me, and you'll likely find it to be so, too.

Note: Amazon frequently updates the presentation and functionality of Kindle blogs and periodicals, so as this review gets older, it may no longer accurately describe the current version of this product.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New York Times - Latest News April 24, 2008
I am still in the trial period for this - but it is great (I don't know how anyone would have time for more of the NYTimes than this). The stories are in-depth, it is not a headline news product . . . and I feel it has put me in closer touch with the issues around current events. I will continue to subscribe - I am much more likely to read it on the Kindle than I am through my browser.

Also, it refreshes and deletes itself, i.e. it requires no management. I love that!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Went from 5 star to 1 star overnight August 30, 2014
By Dondi
Yep. Blog is now worthless. One or two lines per headline instead of the previous in-depth articles. I guess NYTimes and Amazon thinks I will now upgrade to the full NYTimes app. Guess what? I'm not! Sorry to see it downgraded. Used to be a great blog. Current description is inaccurate, false and misleading.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back to 5 stars... August 30, 2014
I started every morning for the last three years reading this excellent blog, with 20 or so full-text articles at a time. Yesterday, Aug 29, 2014, the blog changed to merely a headline plus a one sentence summary of the articles. I will be canceling today.

Update 9/4/14: After checking some recent reviews and reading that the blog had been restored, I re-subscribed. It's back to being one of the best values out there.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but would like to keep the issues
I have just started "Latest News" so I will likely be doing an update in the months ahead. Let me begin by stating that I was thrilled to discover it possible to get a... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Michael Grogan
2.0 out of 5 stars Loved it before
Loved receiving late breaking NYT news for years. Now my news updates average a week late! What has happened? How can I fix this ? To whom should I turn?
Published 22 days ago by Pamela McLaurin
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible news source and not delivered as promised
Terrible news source and not delivered as promised. The early morning edition contained only news stories from the night before and the 6:00 am rundown arrived anytime between... Read more
Published 1 month ago by L. Watts
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best News in Print
Beautifully written thoroughly covered world and New York City news. Importantly it is always up to date
Published 2 months ago by Joseph A Genovese
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Updating
There seems to be some technical difficulties with this blog as it is not updating consistently. This blog is one of my favorite feature for my kindle and now it seems as if they... Read more
Published 4 months ago by mhb650
2.0 out of 5 stars What is happening? Its stuck on old news.
What is happening? It seems stuck on Wednesday January 7th and now its 2 days later with significantly more news and still nothing new. Very frustrating. Read more
Published 4 months ago by a reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Had problems downloading after upgrade to Paperwhite, but now OK!
Had an issue or two, but things are OK again.
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Edit: Many people have complained that the blog does not update in a timely fashion, at least on occasion. Read more
Published 6 months ago by D. Musicant
2.0 out of 5 stars Won't update consistently
Wonderful addition when it works. Loads with full stories and more than enough to keep you busy while drinking your first cup. The problems ensues when it stops updating properly. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars None
This is great i work 12 hour shifts so i miss the news on workdays but as soon as i get home and read this i feel back in touch with whats going on
Published 8 months ago by crystal
5.0 out of 5 stars Original Format Is Back, Better Than Ever!!
The New York Times Latest News blog is back in its original format: headlines followed by articles! Read more
Published 8 months ago by Ms. Shy Funnybones
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NY Times Latest News Delivery
It is but I have noy received it for two weeks -
Jan 7, 2011 by Dana |  See all 3 posts
No Headlines Today
I have gotten no updates for 1/8 or 1/9.
Jan 9, 2015 by D. BURAKIEWICZ |  See all 5 posts
Not updating for the last 2 days.
Many people have complained that the blog does not update in a timely fashion, at least on occasion. I had this problem off and on. It's very annoying. Sometimes even after 3 or more days the blog had not updated on my Paperwhite Version 2. I called Kindle support a number of times. Syncing the... Read More
May 2, 2015 by D. Musicant |  See all 2 posts
Future plans
I cancelled. Anyone know of a similar blog, other than the complete NYT newspaper?
Sep 1, 2014 by HalfwayToTheStars |  See all 2 posts
What's in it?
All of the Kindle Blogs (not just this one) occassionally stop updating. When that happens, just restart your Kindle by going to Settings, then selecting restart from the menu.
Jan 17, 2010 by Fred Coulter |  See all 7 posts
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