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Digital subscribers are proving to be the bedrock of the Times’ business model going forward. How much more room is there for growth — and at what price points?
The numbers may look flat, but they contain a continuing set of ups and downs. Up next: executing on a year’s worth of launches.
The Times found success with its first round of paywalls, disappointment with its second. Is it hitting a paid-content ceiling?
Is the rise of reader revenue stopping not long after it started?
Dean Baquet takes over a Times newsroom with enormous digital potential and lots of structural roadblocks to achieving it. Can he be more than a transitional figure for digital?
Plus: New NSA details from Glenn Greenwald, explaining lack of digital innovation in local newspapers, and the rest of the week’s journalism and tech reads. Mark Coddington
CEO Mark Thompson, thus far, is managing the difficult task of boosting circulation revenue despite continued print declines.
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The product is compelling and a big step forward for The New York Times in a number of ways. But can a $2-a-week iPhone app compete with the free and open web?
Fueled by Rupert Murdoch’s ambitions and significant investments, The Wall Street Journal seemed to have all the momentum in its newspaper war against The New York Times. That’s changed. Why?
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