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(Forbes)   New York Times considering "youth" edition of paper geared to millennials and college students. No boring world or local news, just the coolest Brooklyn hotspots and the hottest trends as reported by savvy NYT trend reporters   (forbes.com) divider line 46
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2013-02-10 05:58:38 PM  
Those simpletons can read?
 
2013-02-10 08:59:38 PM  
So...there will be a comics section?
 
2013-02-10 09:28:13 PM  
This is like when grandpa put on a backwards ball cap and said, "Yo, what's radical, homie?" just before he croaked.
 
2013-02-10 09:33:33 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: This is like when grandpa put on a backwards ball cap and said, "Yo, what's radical, homie?" just before he croaked.


And I'm done. Yep, the NYT - can't figure out how to make that paywall pay, can't convince the last two generations to pay attention, can't work out how "journalism" works in the era of "Associated Press Regurgitation". Fark 'em.
 
2013-02-10 09:34:19 PM  
Don't they already do this? I pretty much don't read the print edition anymore but it seems like their website regularly has restaurant/bar/concert reviews.
 
2013-02-10 09:36:23 PM  
weknowmemes.com .
 
2013-02-10 09:50:17 PM  
The Chicago Tribune has something similar with the Red Eye. It's mostly junk, but people read it cause it's free.
 
2013-02-10 09:56:27 PM  
images3.wikia.nocookie.net

Approves

/to the EXTREME
 
2013-02-10 10:01:29 PM  
Do like the Philadelphia Inquirer does and release a big-print, totally-dumbed-down version like the Daily News where even the lax standards of modern journalism are thrown out the window in favor of selling more papers.
 
2013-02-10 10:03:34 PM  
Two problems:
1) Their print audience has and always will be 40+ and making at least a quarter mil a year.
2) The younger people read it and delude themselves into thinking they make that much.

Oh, and who my age (25, could pass for "hipster") actually feels the need to pay for news? My generation seems to think everything is free.

Maybe if they pulled some "by invite only: exclusive news" crap, because I see friends falling for that way too often.
 
2013-02-10 10:04:37 PM  

On The Wrong Throne: Two problems:
1) Their print audience has and always will be 40+ and making at least a quarter mil a year.
2) The younger people read it and delude themselves into thinking they make that much.

Oh, and who my age (25, could pass for "hipster") actually feels the need to pay for news? My generation seems to think everything is free.

Maybe if they pulled some "by invite only: exclusive news" crap, because I see friends falling for that way too often.


Related: I always underestimate how stupid people are.
 
2013-02-10 10:06:50 PM  
Only if it written by Linda Ellerbee
 
2013-02-10 10:12:15 PM  
Free local papers FTW
 
2013-02-10 10:12:58 PM  
They should make lists of things, like those rascals at Cracked or the AV Club.

"Thirteen burritos you WISHED you ate."  or some such.
 
2013-02-10 10:18:52 PM  
CHARLIZE THERON NSFW
 
2013-02-10 10:20:55 PM  
No articles over 140 characters in length.
 
2013-02-10 10:24:25 PM  
All I get from the Times is the Crossword and Krugman. And I pay for those two things.

And, yes, I'm old.

I throw Drew $5 a month too. I like the cut of his jib.
 
2013-02-10 10:37:46 PM  

carmody: CHARLIZE THERON NSFW


Ctrl + Shift + T

Damn.

/anyone remember "16 year old toples Sharapova"?
 
2013-02-10 10:42:53 PM  
Ugh. I feel a case of the douchechills coming on.
 
2013-02-10 10:48:33 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-10 10:48:40 PM  
COMES WITH A FREE BUGGYWHIP!
 
2013-02-10 10:59:54 PM  
Trying to revamp an idea from the earlier generations to work for the current generation won't work. We have a local rag that caters to the younger crowds but they print information that is tailored for local entertainment and events so it always has a fan base. The local regional news paper tried to devote a section to the same crowd with disastrous results. It reminded people of a retiree trying to explain last weeks news and events with decades old slang. It was humorous but that was about it.
 
2013-02-10 11:24:52 PM  
So it's Gothamist but you have to pay for it? Yeah, that's going to catch on.
 
2013-02-11 12:12:52 AM  
They'll probably hire some fifty year old hack to write "band features" on his fifty-something washed up talentless 70s punk rock friends, along with heaping doses of snark for any form of music invented after he lost his virginity at 37, and all for $30 a week and the delusion of relevance.

Happens with every paper.
 
2013-02-11 12:27:13 AM  
When it's labeled as "trendy", it's as far from it as you can possibly get.
 
2013-02-11 01:15:48 AM  
The Baltimore Sun did this with this paper it released called "B." It progressively got dumber until it finally just gave up and purely became a newspaper about television and booze.  http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/bthesite/
 
2013-02-11 01:20:03 AM  

On The Wrong Throne: Two problems:
1) Their print audience has and always will be 40+ and making at least a quarter mil a year.
2) The younger people read it and delude themselves into thinking they make that much.

Oh, and who my age (25, could pass for "hipster") actually feels the need to pay for news? My generation seems to think everything is free.

Maybe if they pulled some "by invite only: exclusive news" crap, because I see friends falling for that way too often.


I'm 23 and have paid access to the New York Times website. So here's at least one member of that demographic who'll be giving them money for the foreseeable future.

And no, a dumbed down version does not appeal to me. The brand of the Times is strong because it's about the only US paper around today that decided they would screw that whole 7th grade reading level thing the rest of the newspaper industry was doing and provide serious, in depth reporting. I was reading the full strength product in high school, they can shove their patronizing, watered down gossip rag right back up their... Okay, maybe not that strong, but I won't be giving this thing a second glance if they do roll it out.
 
2013-02-11 02:42:46 AM  
they should have just put it on the stands as if it was a new Indie press paper and charged a ridiculous sum for the rag. dooshbags love that sort of thing.
 
2013-02-11 03:18:43 AM  
Lena Dunham starring as Maureen Down
 
2013-02-11 03:20:15 AM  
s/Down/Dowd
 
2013-02-11 04:04:48 AM  
would be targeted not at very young readers but at college students and twenty-somethings. The idea would be to offer them a limited-content version at a price point calibrated to a just-starting-out-in-life budget.

Aren't most college students today already on trust-fund budgets?
 
2013-02-11 04:19:55 AM  
They should make the entire edition out of those A Particular Kind of Asshole You Didn't Know Existed Until The New York Times Pointed It Out To You stories.
 
2013-02-11 07:19:06 AM  

feckingmorons: Those simpletons can read?


That was rather hateful.
 
2013-02-11 08:11:31 AM  
You know what would be cool? A Facebook newspaper. It would come out once a day, and have EVERYTHING posted on FB that day. Probably be the size of 3 phone books. But you would have a hardcopy, so no electronic device or wi-fi needed.
 
2013-02-11 08:13:48 AM  
Would be good if the clubbing section was written by this guy:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-11 08:15:28 AM  

Evenbiggerknickers: So...there will be a comics section?


I won't buy it unless it has the Jumble.
 
2013-02-11 08:46:00 AM  

MysticSavage: Would be good if the clubbing section was written by this guy:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x172]


Thank you.  I was shocked to have to dig this far into the comments before getting to what was obligatory.

/Leaving satisfied.
 
2013-02-11 08:48:23 AM  
Around here, it's called Creative Loafing, it's free and it's been around forever.
 
2013-02-11 09:37:07 AM  
Millennials don't read newspapers. They already know everything.
 
2013-02-11 09:41:30 AM  

Reaperman: Millennials don't read newspapers. They already know everything.


No, just the one thing.  Newspapers suck.
 
2013-02-11 10:01:01 AM  
Will every 4th word be "like", and the words 'there', 'their', and 'they're'; as well as 'to', 'too', and 'two', all be used interchangeably?
 
2013-02-11 10:40:45 AM  
How is this going to work? Is the Grey Lady going to put out? Maybe have a nip slip?
 
2013-02-11 04:24:06 PM  

Arthur Jumbles: How is this going to work? Is the Grey Lady going to put out? Maybe have a nip slip?


www.gbfans.com

Not interested
 
2013-02-11 06:04:49 PM  

Reaperman: Millennials don't read newspapers. They already know everything.


They're smart enough to know that the NYT is full of shiat.
 
2013-02-11 06:42:04 PM  

Evenbiggerknickers: So...there will be a comics section?


If the "youth edition" promises to axe every comic strip that's been running longer than I've been alive, and start partnering with web strips, I would sign up.

No, "Marmaduke" is not funny. Neither is "Garfield" or "Blondie" or "Sally Forth"
 
2013-02-11 08:26:55 PM  
I want to see the classified section of that paper

For sale, one fixed gear bicycle, extreme sentimental value.

/The jobs page would be blank
 
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