Sulzberger Speaks

David Kaplan reports on Arthur Sulzberger Jr. – Publisher of The New York Times:

The rise of tablets and apps has helped pave the way for the New York Times and potentially many other newspapers to charge for content, said Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., the company’s chairman and publisher, in an interview with CEO Janet Robinson at the Paley Center this morning (the video stream will be available here). “This is a bet about the future, which is moving more and more to smartphones, tablets and mobile apps,” he said to Paley’s Pat Mitchell. Meanwhile, he tended to downplay concerns that the “purposely porous” paywall, as Robinson put it, might be too easy to get around, suggesting that most people wouldn’t attempt to game the system, maybe just a few “high school kids and people out of work.”

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