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Special Project
From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards

NYT Without Context

Nominated in Parody Account

About NYT Without Context

James Jewell shares New York Times articles with you. But only a few words from them. New York Times Minus Context is a viral feed presenting the Times in sentence fragments devoid of backstory. Conceived by Jewell in 2013, @NYTMinusContext amuses its Tumblr, Facebook, and 50,000 Twitter followers with tweets like, “Regularly indulge in doughnuts," “E pluribus unum, baby," and James’ personal favorite, “Sticking out of our palms: fingers." @NYTMinusContext hasn’t gone unnoticed by Times staff; writers including Ariel Kaminer, Sarah Lyall, and David Joachim are among fans, and the NYT has jumped onboard with a companion account, @NYTPlusContext, linking tweets to the full articles.

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