NY Times Digital Version More Valuable
While the NY Times may not earn enough from its digital iterations to support its operations (even minus the printing costs), I do believe the digital version is more valuable. Reader comments on one of today’s front page articles, about the boom in self-publishing, give useful details from those readers that were not included in the article. Hearing Nick Kristoff’s interviews or watching videos he’s produced from overseas, I get texture and nuance not available from his columns, wonderfully written though they be. Of course, just because there is value there does not mean it will be rewarded at a level that can support it. The creativity of the journalists and production people must be matched by creative thinking and acting from the business and finance sides.