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The New York Times thinks it can add a million more digital subscribers

A weak third quarter at The New York Times isn't slowing down the company's digital ambitions. CEO Mark Thompson told analysts in a conference call that he believes the Times can add a million, maybe even several million, digital subscribers over the next few years. In just the third quarter, the Times showed a net increase of 116,000 subscribers to … Read More
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Why The New York Times is buying The Wirecutter for $30 million

Rather than building its affiliate linking business from scratch, The New York Times has decided to buy one. The newspaper, which years ago charted a strategy of selling off its satellite publications, has made an exception to purchase one, The New York Times announced this morning. It will pay $30 million for The Wirecutter, the 5-year-old tech review outlet … Read More
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With new investment, BuzzFeed would be worth almost as much as The New York Times

Last night's news that NBCUniversal (a broadcast company) was investing in BuzzFeed (a digital media company) for a valuation that approaches The New York Times (a legacy company) sent journalists to Twitter to discuss the comparisons: BuzzFeed is now worth $1.7B https://t.co/okZNPZNYjs How that compares in publishing:Vice $4BNYT $1.8BTime $1.4B … Read More
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Print advertising woes are getting worse

The first half of 2016 was financially bleak for newspaper organizations; the second may be even worse. The same day The Wall Street Journal reported a deep global decline in print advertising, McClatchy led off the third quarter earnings season Wednesday, posting a $9.8 million net loss on revenues of $234.7 million. McClatchy was able to grow digital … Read More
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Arthur Gregg Sulzberger named deputy publisher at The New York Times

The New York Times on Wednesday named Arthur Gregg Sulzberger to the position of deputy publisher, setting him up to succeed his father at the head of the family business when he retires. Sulzberger, the son of New York Times Publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., will begin as deputy publisher in November and work "in all facets" of The New … Read More
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The New York Times legal department is still waiting for a reply from Donald Trump

At The New York Times, reporters aren't the only ones who can write fast. David McCraw, an attorney for the newspaper, drew praise on social media last week after his legal rebuttal to Donald Trump's retraction request went viral. Among other things, the letter suggested Trump would not win a libel case against the The New York Times for … Read More
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Weighing the decision to publish new allegations against Trump

The last 15 hours have provided a real-time lesson on the ethics of publishing serious accusations with an election looming. Wednesday night, The New York Times quoted one woman who said Donald Trump groped her on an airplane in the early 1980s. Another woman told the Times Trump kissed her on the mouth without consent in 2005 at Trump … Read More
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Donald Trump threatens to sue The New York Times over sexual harassment story

Lawyers representing Donald Trump are issuing a full-throated denial and threatening to sue after a New York Times report detailed allegations of sexual harassment by the Republican nominee for president. On Wednesday, the Trump campaign published a letter to New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet from the law firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres and Friedman saying the Times article … Read More
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NYT to partner with division of Google's parent company to expand comments

While many news organizations are closing down their comment sections, The New York Times is using technology to double down. Today, the Times announced a commenting-focused partnership with Jigsaw, the technology skunkworks of Google's parent company, Alphabet. The newspaper is working with Jigsaw to create a new moderation system that will increase the speed at which comments are … Read More
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New York Times revives managing editor title in masthead shuffle

Kahn. (Photo via The New York Times) The New York Times announced Friday that Joseph Kahn will be its new managing editor, a position that has been vacant for two years. In addition, Susan Chira, one of the Times' deputy executive editors, will be leaving the masthead to cover gender issues for the newspaper, according to an announcement from the … Read More
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The New York Times has created a newsroom-wide team for covering race

More than a decade ago, The New York Times won a Pulitzer Prize for "How Race is Lived In America," a series of stories exploring attitudes toward race across the United States. It was an ambitious project. But the idea of doing a single big series about race once a year doesn't track with The Times' current approach … Read More
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To boost its subscription business, The New York Times shutters NYT Now

The New York Times is "shelving" its daily news app, NYT Now, in response to limited interest from readers, a rapidly-fluctuating news environment and a desire to increase paid subscribers. Launched in early 2014, NYT Now was heralded as an attempt to capture and monetize a rapidly growing audience on smartphones. In the spring of 2015, NYT Now transitioned to … Read More
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Donald Trump rails against 'disgusting' media after New York Times article

Donald Trump once again lobbed accusations of bias against The New York Times today after a front-page story portrayed a Trump campaign struggling to right itself amid a wave of gaffes. In a series of tweets that referenced The New York Times and the media in general, Trump railed against "dishonest" coverage and called the Times "a newspaper of … Read More
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