The Curious (and Vital) Power of Print


The Public Editor of the New York Times reflects on the importance of the print edition of the newspaper, including the fact that more than 70% of all revenue came from print last year.

This article by Margaret Sullivan appeared on the New York Times website on March 21, 2015.

WHO buys the print edition of the newspaper? Just a few Luddites who wouldn’t know a smartphone if their horse-drawn buggy crushed it on the cobblestones? Octogenarians and their older brothers?

That seems to be the conventional wisdom. On Twitter, Chris Boutet had a funny line recently. “The following is a list of people who still subscribe to newspapers: Journalists, their parents.”

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