Dear Mr. Lifson,
Thank you for your email and for sharing your opinions about our two home pages. The Global Edition home page is still a relatively new thing and we are constantly trying to figure out the right balance of stories on each of the pages.
That said, our intention with the Global Edition is to try to appeal to two audiences in particular: those who live outside the United States and those who live in the U.S. but whose interests are more internationally focused than our "traditional" reader. While we strive to highlight a greater number of globally-focused stories on the Global home page, we also recognize that the U.S. is an important part of the wider world and expect that our global readers are interested in things that are happening in the U.S.
On the U.S. page, we likewise expect that given that our foreign coverage has long been an important and extensive part of our report, our readers are interested in news and features from outside our borders.
But as I said at the beginning, it is always good to hear from readers on what is working... and what is not.
If you're interested in reading some more background on the two editions, Martin Gottlieb, the global edition editor, answered some of these questions and more back in April in our weekly Talk to the Times feature:
Thanks again for your comments.
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this response is impressive in only that it must be almost 3 AM in the states.
but still, =/
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