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New York Times Will End Print Edition (Eventually), Publisher Says
The Atlantic ^ | 09/09/2010 | Kevin Fallon

Posted on 09/09/2010 2:34:39 PM PDT by OldDeckHand

While speaking at a conference in London, chairman and publisher of The New York Times Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. made a major statement about the future of his publication: "We will stop printing The New York Times sometime in the future, date TBD."

He was there to talk about the changing journalistic business model and to touch on the Times' upcoming metered paywall for online content, but it was his concession about the bleak outlook for the print edition of the paper that's become the major news. Henry Blodgett, CEO of Business Insider, predicts the repercussions of suspending the printed version of the Times would have on the operation of the world's largest newsroom:

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: manhattan; newspaper; nyc; nytimes
What a tragedy. /s
1 posted on 09/09/2010 2:34:44 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Ahahahahahahahaaa!


2 posted on 09/09/2010 2:35:03 PM PDT by barbarianbabs (Liberty 5-3000)
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To: OldDeckHand

Oh great! Now, what am I gonna wrap my fish in?


3 posted on 09/09/2010 2:35:52 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: OldDeckHand

No way the nyt can compete in cyberspace. Bu-By


4 posted on 09/09/2010 2:37:00 PM PDT by JoSixChip (You think your having a bad day?.....Just remember, somewhere out there is a Mr. Pelosi!)
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To: OldDeckHand

As if Pinchatter had a choice in the m


5 posted on 09/09/2010 2:37:58 PM PDT by StAntKnee (I keep thinking I'm gonna wake up from this dream theatre of the absurd.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Will anyone notice?


6 posted on 09/09/2010 2:39:21 PM PDT by CASchack
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To: OldDeckHand
Another black-eye.
7 posted on 09/09/2010 2:39:28 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (If Obama was the answer---that must have been one stupid question.)
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To: OldDeckHand
They could use some help from newspaper people who have already managed to make the conversion successfully. The Weekly World News, for example. Ever notice that you never see Pinch and Batboy together?
8 posted on 09/09/2010 2:40:15 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: OldDeckHand

Er ... As if Pinch had a choice in the matter.


9 posted on 09/09/2010 2:41:44 PM PDT by StAntKnee (I keep thinking I'm gonna wake up from this dream theatre of the absurd.)
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To: OldDeckHand

No loss — my dog has refused to poop on that filthy rag for some time — he hates commies.


10 posted on 09/09/2010 2:43:52 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: CASchack

Yeah, all the stupid libs in my town.


11 posted on 09/09/2010 2:44:12 PM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (1-20-09--The Beginning of an Error..............1-20-13--Change we can look forward to)
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To: OldDeckHand

The NYT turns out to be the paper of record. Unfortunately the record was a 45 RPM in an MP3 world. Hey Pinch your time is past. Now get off the stage


12 posted on 09/09/2010 2:44:20 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: OldDeckHand
NYT will join the Christian Science Monitor as a non-published nothing.
13 posted on 09/09/2010 2:44:56 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: OldDeckHand
All they do is reprint most of their articles from the AP that I already read the night before on-line.

Local papers need to start focusing on LOCAL news, forget national news, leave that to the Internet. WRITE original articles about local events and figures and people locally will buy your paper, this isn't rocket science.

14 posted on 09/09/2010 2:44:56 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: barbarianbabs
Ahahahahahahahaaa!

Despite the praise it garnered through the years from leftists, the New York Times was never a good newspaper after Adolph Ochs (and his descendants) acquired control.

The original publisher, Henry Raymond, ran it as conservative paper with high journalistic standards.

Ochs, Dryfoos and the Sulzbergers were and are liberals who manufacture news to suit their anti-American strategy.

15 posted on 09/09/2010 2:46:42 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas...)
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To: OldDeckHand

What are all the young sophisticates going to do on Sunday morning in NYC? Currently (according to the movies and contemporary literature) they lounge around their apartments and work the crossword puzzle while sipping their lattes.

They may have to start going to church for entertainment!


16 posted on 09/09/2010 2:47:07 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Southeast Wisconsin, Zone 4 to 5)
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To: OldDeckHand

17 posted on 09/09/2010 2:47:26 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: OldDeckHand

They will end due to no decision on there part other than being a commie rag no one wants to read. Way to spin Pinch.


18 posted on 09/09/2010 2:47:34 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: OldDeckHand
There is a very nice hotel my Wife and I frequent in Seattle. At check in the front desk staff asks: ‘Would you prefer the NYT or the Seattle PI in the morning?”

My reply: “The NYT is not a newspaper - it's a comic book.”

Praise for the hotel, now when we check in, they say: “And we'll have a Seattle paper for you in the morning.”

I never pass up the opportunity to call the NYT ‘comics.’

19 posted on 09/09/2010 2:51:30 PM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm really not Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: JoSixChip
No way the nyt can compete in cyberspace. Bu-By

WHAT??? You wouldn't pay $100/yr to read Maureen Dowd? And Frank Rich?

20 posted on 09/09/2010 2:53:01 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: okie01
"WHAT??? You wouldn't pay $100/yr to read Maureen Dowd? And Frank Rich?"

Oh, it's worse then that! I wouldn't read a single paragraph if you paid me $100. The nyt is one of the worst things to ever happen to this country, right up there with government unions.
21 posted on 09/09/2010 2:57:07 PM PDT by JoSixChip (You think your having a bad day?.....Just remember, somewhere out there is a Mr. Pelosi!)
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To: OldDeckHand

bookmark.


22 posted on 09/09/2010 2:57:56 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: OldDeckHand

Cats with full bladders everywhere cried piteously at this great loss for litter boxes.


23 posted on 09/09/2010 2:58:28 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: OldDeckHand

(true confession: the comments section under a movie review in the NYT is where you can get a huge cross section of real live people reviews of a new movie quickly. I only look online though...)


24 posted on 09/09/2010 3:00:27 PM PDT by Yaelle
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LOL - Do they call the guy who runs the Times “Pinch” because that’s what everyone does when they produce the equivalent?


25 posted on 09/09/2010 3:03:43 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: OldDeckHand
Dems will figure out a way to keep them alive...save the 1st amendment, blah, blah, blah...

Maybe a new tax on internet use to fund the treekillers. Can't left the professional left starve now can we?

26 posted on 09/09/2010 3:04:17 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Leo Farnsworth
"There is a very nice hotel my Wife and I frequent in Seattle. At check in the front desk staff asks: ‘Would you prefer the NYT or the Seattle PI in the morning?”"

I used to be a subscriber to the Sunday edition of the NYTs (when I lived in DC) and I loved reading that paper. Not the "news" stuff, but the other sections. Then, in about June or July of 2001, I was reading something in the Dining & Wine section - the FOOD section - and the author (the since outed homosexual food critic), had three snarky comments about George Bush in one article. Why is the FOOD editor making political commentary in the FOOD section, and in a piece that is supposed to be a "straight news" story about the culinary arts? It was ridiculous. That was it. The last time I bought or read the NYTs.

I wish there was a conservative (or even just balanced) counterpart to the Times, but there isn't. I miss reading the paper, but it's something that's time has passed, sadly.

27 posted on 09/09/2010 3:11:07 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: 70times7
Do they call the guy who runs the Times “Pinch” because that’s what everyone does when they produce the equivalent?

His father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, got the nickname of ``Punch'' because of his sister's name of Judy. Thus ``Punch and Judy'', per The Kingdom and the Power by Gay Talese.

The name ``Pinch'' was merely intended as a play on his father's nickname.

28 posted on 09/09/2010 3:14:13 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas...)
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To: OldDeckHand

what? the NYT has a print edition? !!!


29 posted on 09/09/2010 3:15:49 PM PDT by avital2
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To: 70times7

Putz Sulzberger has flown the family business into the ground. Too bad, but irrelevant to those of us who’ve long since turned to the Wall Street Journal.


30 posted on 09/09/2010 3:29:13 PM PDT by Clioman
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To: avital2

too bad, 10 years ago they were billionaires now drowning in debt.


31 posted on 09/09/2010 3:30:26 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: barbarianbabs

Can The Boston Globe be far behind?


32 posted on 09/09/2010 3:33:41 PM PDT by freedomtrail (Real men dont pilot drones.)
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To: OldDeckHand
What are the homeless going to use for blankets?

-PJ

33 posted on 09/09/2010 3:45:13 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: EagleUSA
“No loss — my dog has refused to poop on that filthy rag for some time — he hates commies.”

Mine won't either - he claims it would be redundant.

34 posted on 09/09/2010 3:46:18 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: OldDeckHand

Is that a threat or a promise?


35 posted on 09/09/2010 4:23:25 PM PDT by CarWashMan
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To: I cannot think of a name

This could be series, even hugh. What WILL we use for bird cages, puppies, and cats? What will we make paper mishae (how the heck do you spell that?) with? What to wrap fish in or put down on the floor to catch the paint drips? There are so many uses for newspaper, we really might not want to wish them all away. I know........I’m going to start a business making newspaper without print to sell for all those uses.


36 posted on 09/09/2010 7:55:43 PM PDT by WVNan
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