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It reminds him how media critics can be so wrong. “This is the Time magazine piece
on my father about how he was such an awful publisher that the newspaper wasn’t going to survive," Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. tells Seth Mnookin, who writes:
As it turned out, the piece was a fairly positive account of his father’s effort to remake “America’s greatest newspaper” -- evidence, if more were needed, of the painfully thin skin of a man who has spent decades on the defensive.
In his New York magazine cover story titled "The Kingdom and the Paywall," Mnookin writes that the Times "has taken a do-or-die stand for hard-core, boots-on-the-ground journalism, for earnest civic purpose, for the primacy of content creators over aggregators, and has brought itself back from the precipice. And if that does indeed end up being the case, there’s one unlikely person who deserves most of the credit: Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr."
Sulzberger says, “Let’s be clear - we’re three months into this. It proves that we’re on a good track, better than we had imagined, but we’ve got to continue to invest. We’ve got to continue to change and adapt and grow from this experience. And we will.” (more...)