Mathew Ingram notes that the Times has moved into modern aggregation - as he says, newspapers have always been aggregators, and this is just the latest iteration:
When you click, you go to BlogRunner.com, which is a blog aggregator/headline engine that the New York Times acquired last year. I wasn’t initially that impressed with it when I first saw it (before the Times bought it), but I’ve been back several times since and I think it does a pretty good job. As Erick Schonfeld notes at TechCrunch, the Times is also building content aggregated by BlogRunner into other parts of its site, including at the bottom of news stories (the same way I use Sphere on my posts).
The Times has taken a couple of smart steps recently - they opened up their archives, they got rid of TimesSelect - now this. A lot of newspapers don't look like they'll manage the transition to digital real well - but the Times is starting to figure it out.