NYT future in doubt

The publisher of the New York Times has confessed that the newspaper will eventually cease to be printed in the future.

Speaking at the Wan-Ifra International Newsroom Summit, Arthur Sulzberger Jr. admitted “we will stop printing the New York Times sometime in the future”.

The NYT is fighting to stay relevant to a new generation of readers by adding social networking features, supplemented with plans to introduce a paywall to the website early next year.

The paper posted a revenue increase for the first time in almost three years in July.

(Source: Media Week)

This article appears in issue 252 of Media Digest.




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Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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