• You might also consider that NYTimes and WaPo generate probably an order of magnitude more content each day than the other sites reviewed, and the volume of content likely also informs their designs.

    • Gabriel Hongsdusit

      Excellent point. The insane amount of content being produced every day is why the traditional “let’s give a summary of everything we’re reporting on” method makes sense. People go to NYT and WaPo to get a summary of what’s happening in the world right now. The “modern sites” have more specialized audiences and stories, and they also don’t have the content-producing capabilities of NYT and WaPo, so the traditional newspaper layout doesn’t work for them.