Letter from Geoffrey Precourt: The New York Times and the future of quality online journalism

With competition from the internet and falling advertising revenues, traditional print newspapers are facing a huge challenge to survive.

The New York Times and the future of quality online journalism

Geoffrey PrecourtWARC Online

When was the last time a massive job cut was good news? Recently, Hearst Corp said they would cut up to 225 editorial jobs at The San Francisco Chronicle - if the union that represented the title's journalists didn't agree to concessions. Good news? You bet: Just two weeks earlier, the company had openly discussed selling or even closing the operation.

Throughout the US, newspapers are in distress, most to the point of panic, some to the point of despair, a few...

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