The New York Times joins more than 10,900 authoritative business information and news sources now on Westlaw

EAGAN, Minn., Jan. 7, 2005 -- Westlaw now includes "All the News That's Fit to Print." The New York Times is now among more than 10,900 sources of business information and news offered on Westlaw, the legal profession's most trusted, complete and authoritative research service.

Long considered the record for national and international business and news, The New York Times adds a powerful new dimension to the Westlaw business information service. The addition of The New York Times gives Westlaw an outstanding collection of authoritative, up-to-the-minute coverage of world events, business analysis and news from around the world. In March, Westlaw will have over 11,000 news and current awareness offerings through the integration of Dialog NewsRoom.

"We are pleased to offer The New York Times through Westlaw for the first time," said Kenneth A. Richieri, deputy general counsel, The New York Times Company. "Comprehensive coverage and analysis of current events, business and politics from The New York Times will provide Westlaw users with deeper insight to issues affecting their clients."

Jay Gast, vice president of Business Information, News and Public Records for Thomson West said the company is bringing key technology and information assets together to give law firms more powerful tools with which to manage information, provide effective legal counsel and drive the growth of their practices.

"The New York Times is among the most-respected news organizations in the world, and will provide Westlaw customers with superior clarity to issues affecting their clients and their practices," said Gast. "Giving legal professionals the right information, at the right time and in the right context, so that they can make the right decisions is something at which Westlaw and Thomson technologies excel."

Transforming research from "more" to "more relevant"

Bringing The New York Times to Westlaw is part of an ambitious effort by Thomson West to transform how business information, news and public records data are used by legal professionals to support business decisions in law firms and legal organizations. This effort already has resulted in exclusive search innovations that enable Westlaw customers to quickly find the most relevant news and business coverage from a sea of search results, and to stay more current on important matters to their clients.

In 2005, Thomson West also will introduce powerful new services that challenge the current "more is better" paradigm, and give legal professionals better tools to find more relevant answers to their business and legal matters. In addition to full-feature search functions, these services will include streaming data from financial services markets and real-time news feeds from the world's leading current awareness sources. Thomson West also is developing technologies that embed these information resources and tools into a variety of services and applications legal professionals use every day.

About Thomson West

Headquartered in Eagan, Minn., Thomson West is the foremost provider of integrated information solutions to the U.S. legal market. Thomson West is a business within The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; Toronto) and was formed when West Publishing and Thomson Legal Publishing merged in June 1996. For more information, please visit the Thomson West Web site at .

About The Thomson Corporation

The Thomson Corporation ( ), with 2003 revenues from continuing operations of $7.44 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate training and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson has approximately 38,000 employees and provides services in approximately 130 countries. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; Toronto).

About The New York Times Company

The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading media company with 2003 revenues of $3.2 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 16 other newspapers, eight network- affiliated television stations, two New York City radio stations and more than 40 Web sites, including and . For the fourth consecutive year, the Company was ranked No. 1 in the publishing industry in Fortune's 2004 list of America's Most Admired Companies. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

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