NYT edit tracker

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NYT has a public api that can be used to track some so-called "stealth edits". Full text is not supported, but the API has endpoints that provide headlines, abstracts, lead paragraphs, and article word counts.

Everything should work. Headlines that do not appear to have changed are resulting in different MD5 hashes and being duplicated in database. I will fix that at some point.

why are some articles/edits missing?
The tracker uses the Archive endpoint, which is only updated three times per day (around 3:30PT, 11:30PT, and 19:30PT). Articles can be published and edited before the tracker sees them. If you do not like this, build your own. It takes like 15 minutes.

You can enter URIs in the search to find a specific article

article info:

article_id
040d155b-6ee7-5008-94d5-e05ff83200d0
pub_date
2022-08-05 02:00:15
section_name
New York
document_type
article
web_uri
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/05/nyregion/tourism-nyc-instagram.html

history:

version: 2022-08-05 11:45:09
Can​ a​ Neighborhood​ Be​ Instagrammed​ to​ Death?
Friday, August 05, 2022
The​ return​ of​ tourism​ to​ New​ York​ has​ brought​ crowds​ back​ to​ one​ of​ the​ most​ popular​ selfie​ spots​ on​ earth.​ People​ who​ live​ there​ aren’t​ feeling​ #grateful.
Two​ years​ ago,​ Prokopis​ Christou,​ a​ scholar​ of​ the​ social​ and​ psychological​ dynamics​ of​ tourism,​ published​ a​ paper​ that​ sought​ to​ determine​ whether​ people​ who​ took​ selfies​ at​ popular​ destinations​ tended​ to​ marginalize​ the​ destination​ itself,​ focusing​ instead​ almost​ entirely​ on​ their​ own​ image.
word count: 1002
version: 2022-08-06 03:45:05
Can​ a​ Neighborhood​ Be​ Instagrammed​ to​ Death?
Friday, August 05, 2022
The​ return​ of​ tourism​ to​ New​ York​ has​ brought​ crowds​ back​ to​ one​ of​ the​ most​ popular​ selfie​ spots​ on​ earth.​ People​ who​ live​ there​ aren’t​ feeling​ #grateful.
Two​ years​ ago,​ Prokopis​ Christou,​ a​ scholar​ of​ the​ social​ and​ psychological​ dynamics​ of​ tourism,​ published​ a​ paper​ that​ sought​ to​ determine​ whether​ people​ who​ took​ selfies​ at​ popular​ destinations​ tended​ to​ marginalize​ the​ destination​ itself,​ focusing​ instead​ almost​ entirely​ on​ their​ own​ image.
word count: 1003

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