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The New York Times is giving developers access to data that is even more real-time from its New York Times Campaign Finance API. Google added an API console for its Google Shopping Content API to provide easy access to error codes. Plus: a German hackathon with a twist, Google App Engine updates and 7 new APIs.
The New York Times API suite is most definitely among the top news APIs. In this post we will help you get the most out of these technical offerings from the newspaper.
"Follow the money." That was the advice given to journalists Woodward and Bernstein in the 1976 film All the President's Men, as they unraveled the machinations behind Watergate.
The tagline of the Times Open blog is "All the news that's fit to printf()", and that clever play on the paper's motto gains more credence with each new API released. In February the Times introduced the Newswire API, which "provides an up-to-the-minute stream of published items" from the paper of record, and the New York State Legislature API for tracking the political maneuverings in Albany.
The New York Times made news earlier this year through its release of several APIs (our Campaign Finance API Profile and our Movie Reviews API Profile). There's been promise of more APIs to come, and the latest prototype created by The New York Times gives a preview of what is to come.