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Slate Magazine / Elena DeBré / May 12, 2021
“On Wednesday, the New York Times reported the smallest subscriber increase in over a year. The paper gained only 301,000 new subscribers in the first three months of 2021. The Washington Post revealed that their traffic ‘plummeted’ in February of 2021. CNN lost 45 percent of its viewers across February and March, though Don Lemon of CNN told the New York Times that he would rather have fewer viewers than have to deal with Trump. But Trump was good for the press business, and while Cameron Barr, the interim executive editor of the Washington Post, has issued the requisite statements (‘We intend to cover this president as aggressively as we covered his predecessors’), it’s hard not to feel that the news of the day has gotten a bit flatter.”
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