Peter Kafka

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New York Times Launches Pay Plan With Discount, New Android App; iPad Update Coming

The New York Times’s paywall/digital subscription plan, fourteen months in the making, kicks off today with a couple bells and whistles: The paper is offering an introductory discount of $0.99 for four weeks, and has also overhauled its app for Google’s Android phones. Last week, the publisher revised its app for Apple’s iPhone; it says it will have an update for its iPad app, with “several key stability enhancements,” in a few weeks.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald