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Talking Wordle's future with Jonathan Knight, head of games at The New York Times
Reliable Sources
Jun 23, 2022

What is The New York Times' vision for Wordle and how does the viral hit game fit into the news outlet's broader strategy? Brian Stelter talks about that and more with Jonathan Knight, a senior vice president at The Times. Knight discusses the meteoric rise of the game; why The Times moved quickly to acquire it; and upcoming updates that will protect users' streaks and stats. Games are "intended to give people a bit of a break from the news, which can be a tough read," Knight says. To work on a product that "contributes to the independent journalism that's so important at The New York Times is super rewarding," he adds.