Margaret Sullivan, the public editor of The New York Times, examines the organization's efforts to diversify its revenues through such measures as conferences, cruises, video and experiments in advertising. She doesn't find particular fault in any of the efforts, but she does find challenges in accomplishing their goals without compromising the integrity of the operation. To that end, she simply says it's "imperative" that the Times not tarnish itself as it seeks new streams of support.
David Carr, in his latest Media Equation column for The New York Times, takes a decisively optimistic view of a proposed media shield law and new U.S. Justice Department guidelines on how it treats news organizations and journalists through investigations. Carr reports on the journalistic divide about the measures, but believes that perfection is the enemy of the good. He supports anything that puts speed bumps in the way of officials roaming around news organizations.
One of The Economist's main digital strategists says his organization is moving past the "lean forward, lean back" model of production that employs a dual focus on web and print. Instead, says Neelay Patel, it is time to think about a "touch first, mobile second" strategy that focuses on tablets and smartphones.