NY Times, identity crisis, new on-demand a la carte world
The New York Times' identity crisis | Michael Wolff | Comment is free | theguardian.com: "The media business used to be organized around forms and genres. Books, newspapers, films. Fiction, non-fiction, news, drama. The more current way of thinking is to see the business as a catalogue of "products".
This is not just marketing speak – as in, calling a magazine "our product" – but an effort to acknowledge a new, on demand, a la carte world; one that does not involve additional distribution costs." (read more at link above)
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