New York Times

New York Times

Accessing the NY Times API with JavaScript

The NY Times provides a public API that allows developers to access a wealth of information from the newspaper. This guide will show you how to get started with using the NY Times API with JavaScript.

Getting Started

To get started with the NY Times API, you will need to register for an API key. Navigate to and click on the “Get Started” button. Once you have registered for an account, you can create a new API key by navigating to the “My Apps” section of the site.

API Endpoints

The NY Times API provides a range of different endpoints that allow access to different types of content. Some examples include:

  • Top Stories
  • Article Search
  • Books
  • Movie Reviews

Each endpoint requires a separate endpoint URL and set of parameters to query. You can find more information on each endpoint in the documentation from the NY Times API website.

Example Query

Here is an example query that retrieves the top stories from the NY Times in JavaScript.

const apiKey = 'YOUR_API_KEY';
const endpoint = '';

  .then(response => response.json())
  .then(data => {

In this example, we are making use of the fetch function to retrieve the data from the API. We specify the API endpoint URL and our API key as parameters in the request. We then use the .then method to parse the JSON response and log the results to the console.


With the NY Times API, you can easily access a wealth of information from the newspaper to build your own applications. With endpoints for everything from top stories to book reviews, there is no shortage of data to work with. Use this guide to get started with using the NY Times API with JavaScript and start building your own apps today!