NYT has more news, less advertising than it did a decade ago





Matt Pressman did some measuring and found out that on May 6, 2008, there were 2,524 square inches of column space devoted to news in the New York Times, and 3,359 inches of ad space. A decade earlier, there were 5,549 square inches of ads, but only 2,188 square inches of news. "So criticize The New York Times for its bogus trend stories, questionable judgment, or occasional acts of plagiarism," he writes. "But please don't accuse it of skimping on the news."


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