New York Times sets out plan for expansion into the UK and globally

The managing editor of the New York Times has revealed how the title plans to grow its newsroom and audience in the UK as part of a major global expansion.

Joe Kahn said the NYT does not plan to compete directly with established players in the UK on domestic breaking news. But he said he believes it can provide in-depth international coverage which British readers will pay for.

The US daily employs some 1300 journalists and has enjoyed success since 2011 with its metered paywall.

It expects to exceed 1.4m digital subscribers (who pay in order to read more than ten articles per month) by the end of this year and some 200,000 of these are outside the US. Press Gazette understands that less than 20,000 of those international subscribers are based in the UK.

The title already employs around 40 journalists at its London bureau and plans to further increase that number.

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