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NY Times To Stop Printing (Someday)

The New York Times will cease production of its print edition relatively soon according to its publisher.
"We will stop printing the New York Times sometime in the future, date TBD," Arthur Sulzberger told an audience at a London media summit Wednesday. Sulzberger's statement came in response to a prediction that the newspaper would go out-of-print by 2015. "This sounds obvious, but it's a big deal," Business Insider founder Henry Blodget wrote. "The economics of the online news business will not support the infrastructure or newsroom that the printed paper supports. Unless the New York Times Company can come up with a miracle new digital revenue stream, therefore, it will eventually have to be restructured and downsized.
Early next year the Times will install a metered paywall on its website in which users will be able to read a limited number of free articles before being forced to subscribe.

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