The death watch for THE NEW YORK TIMES continues and many have observed: How goes The Gray Lady so goes the newspaper industry overall. Recently it was reported that THE NEW YORK TIMES, in order to remain competitive, made the decision at the executive level to eliminate an estimated 110 positions and replace some of the positions – reportedly sixty – with lower-paying positions more focused on digital platforms.
According to several sources who are following the death watch for this once respected publication at least one hundred employees have volunteered to sever their professional ties with the organization. As The Grady Lady goes down for the count so goes many other newspapers in the United States of America, specifically The State of Colorado.
Those newspapers which have survived and endured are those publications which have seen this demise and have chosen a business model antithetical.