Why does the New York Times have different sharing options for wire stories compared to stories written by Times staffers?
Look at the differences on these articles and the sharing section in each (highlighting boxes are mine):
Here’s another set of articles, the one on the left from Reuters and the one on the right by New York Times writer Mark Landler:
Two different sections of the Times with the only different element being Reuters/AP vs. staff post.
Very clearly, the social box on the NYTimes articles proper encourages sharing to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and leaving a comment while the equivalent space for the wire stories allows for only email, sending to phone and printing.
In both cases, you can of course share the article via direct link on the social platform of your choice but doing is not encouraged.
I’ve put in a call to the New York Times main line and received no response on this but if anyone has any idea why this is true, I’m curious!