Monday, August 14, 2006

From Vanity Fair on the demise of the NY Times, August 2006

That's publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr.'s, according to Michael Wolff. From his "Panic on 43rd Street":
* "[Sulzberger's] strategy is to have the company face its core mortality -- the inevitable end of a paper world -- and then figure out what of its DNA can survive: Arthur is the baby Superman being jettisoned from planet Krypton. In modern management terms, the brand might theoretically be able to grow even if the physical product falls away."
* "More and more there is the sinking sensation at the Times that the Internet isn't Kansas."
* "With a daily circulation of 260,000 in the five boroughs, it's no longer ... creditably a New York paper. (Its two tabloid competitors, the Daily News and the New York Post, have far more readers in New York City.) It's an Everyman suburban daily."


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