retail news in context, analysis with attitude

by Kevin Coupe

During the past quarter, the New York Times generated more revenue from its various digital products than it did from its core print operations.

It is the first time that has happened.

Leading to this Eye-Opening question…

Can it really be said that print products are at the core of what the newspaper is?

Because this development suggests to me that there is nothing core about the dead-tree version of the Times anymore.  It is the foundation of what has come afterwards, but the core?

I don't think so.

And this is the kind of reckoning that almost every business is going to have.