Donnerstag, Februar 08, 2007

Chairman Arthur Sulzberger on the Future Of Print 'The New York Times'

The Question: 'Still in print in 5 years?'
His answer...: 'I don't care.'

Five years? That is before 2014! How old is he and will he be still in charge?

via Xeni Jardin on Boing Boing:

"Snip from an interview with Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. in Haaretz by Eytan Avriel:

Given the constant erosion of the printed press, do you see the New York Times still being printed in five years?

"I really don't know whether we'll be printing the Times in five years, and you know what? I don't care, either," he says. He's looking at how best to manage the transition from print to Internet. ...The New York Times is on a journey, Sulzberger says, and its end will be the day the company decides to stop printing the paper. That will be the end of the transition."

Quote 2:
"We understand that the newspaper is not the focal point of city life as it was 10 years ago. Once upon a time, people had to read the paper to find out what was going on in theater. Today there are hundreds of forums and sites with that information. But the paper can integrate material from bloggers and external writers. We need to be part of that community and to have dialogue with the online world."