Saturday, August 18, 2007

Things Fall Apart; The Center Cannot Hold

When did the New York Times turn into a toy newspaper? Everything is physically smaller than it used to be, and it feels like an overgrown tabloid rather than a "real" paper. (I think this is the second week at the smaller size, but I'm not quite sure.)

It seems like there are fewer sections with fewer pages, as well -- and I'd expect that there are fewer words on each page. But I bet the price will only go up...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Wall Street Journal did the same thing last year. It's a hell of a lot cheaper to produce the smaller size, and in this era when a lot of news reading is moving to the web, paper newspapers are looking to economize without killing themselves (like, by cutting staff and coverage). Smaller size makes some sense, financially.

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