Why people pay to read The New York Times
Lydia Polgreen

I’m a fan and fairly avid reader of the Times, but one challenge not addressed here is the fact that the younger generation of potential readers is distrustful of “corporate” journalism, particularly because of what they see as a failure by these journalistic bodies to challenge the U.S. government and large corporations, to expose corruption and generally speak truth to power. Instead of intrepid journalists, we have a few isolated whistleblowers (who are not exactly embraced by organizations like the Times). That’s not to dismiss a lot of excellent investigative journalism, but it does seem limited to “safer” topics.

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