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

Friday, March 18th, 2011

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, [...]

Dig Baby Dig! Why We Need Mainstream Media

Monday, June 21st, 2010

If you have the time, and it will take some time, be sure to read Monday’s New York Times story: Regulators Failed to Address Risks in Oil Rig Fail-Safe Device . It is a fantastic piece of journalism. Nothing cute, just serious old-fashioned digging for the facts, and this story is loaded with facts [...]

New York Times Maps USA Newspapers’ Financial Crisis

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

A map with a related article entitled: As Cities Go From Two Papers to One, Talk of Zero gives a graphic overview of the state of the newspaper crisis in the USA.
The article and the graphic are a grim reminder of what is happening. It’s a reminder why so many folks, including all of [...]

How to Save The New York Times, Let’s Buy the Newsroom

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

On The New York Times op-ed pages yesterday there was an opinion piece about setting up a $5 billion endowment to perpetually provide the Times with a $200 million annual payout to support the newsroom. I have a better idea.
Right now the Times has approximately a circulation of about 1 million. To have it delivered [...]

Open Letter to David Carr on Journalism Business Models

Monday, December 15th, 2008

An open letter to David Carr, media columnist for The New York Times:
David, you are a hell of a reporter and columnist, you are especially good at pointing out what’s wrong. From now on could you point out how to get things fixed? Focusing on Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich’s debacle, you write about the [...]