Archive for February 10th, 2007

Arthur Sulzberger, the owner-chairman of the NY Times, recently discussed the relationship of print and online media in an interview that was posted on Haaretz.com.  (Click for link to the direct story is here)

Of interest, is the quote: “I really don’t know whether we’ll be printing the Times in five years, and you know what? I don’t care either.”  Sulzberger sees a time when the print edition of the NY Times will become obsolete, and cites the vast differences in production costs that are required in the print version compared to online.

I personally love the website, the power of search is amazing.  However, I have to admit that I’d be a little sad to see printed newspapers go away.  It makes sense, of course, particularly for a newspaper with a global audience like the New York Times.  While I love picking up a copy before an airline flight (or any other time I will be offline), I can’t help but think how HEAVY all that paper is, and the cost of delivering it to every little newspaper store in the world (never mind the cost of printing it), and how much of that weight and paper usually gets dropped into the trash (on a good day) unread.

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