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NYTimes Pay Plan — Did Henry Blodget Get It Right 2 years ago?

When I first read the New York Times’ recently announced Digital Subscription Plan, I remembered reading something similar and posting about it here at

Sure enough, it was a piece by Henry Blodget at Silicon Valley Insider entitled Our Plan To Fix The New York Times . It was posted in January, 2009, more than two years ago.

It contained three steps.

1. Cut costs 40% by 2010.
2. Continue to raise print subscription prices
3. Explore charging an online subscription fee

Read the whole article. It sounds very close to what has been happening at the New York Times. Interesting how smart this blogging world is.

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