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  •  But People haven't tuned out Newspapers (6+ / 0-)

    Every month, in the US alone, NYTimes.com draws over 20M unique users.

    Millions more read the print version.

    Do you honestly believe that 20 years ago as many people were exposed to New York Times content?

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    by PatriciaVa on Sat Jun 06, 2009 at 02:04:34 PM PDT

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    •  Thak's a scary thought (8+ / 0-)

      Twenty years ago the NYT was marginally better than it is today.  Forty years ago it was light years better. I'm not sure that you are marking an improvement in public discourse.

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      their "today" stuff with what they printed in the 60s and 70s.  

      Actually, NYT, Washington Post, LA Times are still worth looking at, but they aren't the newspapers in real trouble right now.

      For the most part, people in the know aren't reading newspapers.  We're looking on the internet for real news.

      Those who yell do so because their arguments are so weak they can only be supported by massive amounts of hot air. Sue, West Allis, Wisconsin

      by Puddytat on Sat Jun 06, 2009 at 02:57:28 PM PDT

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      •  NOT the Tribune, tho (1+ / 0-)
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        That bubble gum wreck has gone from a respected newspaper that broke real stories, to something that my dog even avoids.

        I dropped it, wrote them that when news returns to the Trib, I will return to it.
        If nothing else, it is tabloid with sudoku. Hell, the Suntimes has THREE crosswords, including the NYT and Sudoku.

        What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

        by agnostic on Sat Jun 06, 2009 at 05:10:14 PM PDT

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    •  it's all branding (5+ / 0-)

      NYT earned a name for themselves once, they built a reputation. They still deserve some of it, but seeing them beat the war drum for Iraq pretty definitively proved their commitment to actual journalism.

      "The power to dominate rests on the differential possession of knowledge" -Foucault

      by Jett on Sat Jun 06, 2009 at 03:52:09 PM PDT

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