New York Times publisher: ‘I really don’t know whether we’ll be printing the Times in five years’

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz has published a story in which New York Times owner/publisher Arthur Sulzberger admits the future of the printed Times is bleak.

From the story:

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.

Sulzberger is focusing on how to best manage the transition from print to Internet.

“The Internet is a wonderful place to be, and we’re leading there,” he points out.

Hearing this from the head honcho of the Times, I can only imagine journalists and production people up north are pooping their pants. These are some scary, sobering comments.
Only time will tell, but let’s hope I won’t have to eat crow for my post about Lucas Grindley’s predictions.

About Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's Sun-Sentinel.com and OrlandoSentinel.com. Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.
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