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  • I've spent more than 25 years at the intersection of traditional and digital journalism. I've helped to invent ways to read and interact with the news and advertising on computer screens and iPads, and before that, I wrote news stories on typewriters and six-ply paper. I co-founded WashingtonPost.com and hyperlocal pioneers Backfence.com and GrowthSpur; served as editor of Philly.com; taught media entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland; and have done product-development and strategy consulting for all sorts of media and Internet companies and startups. You can read more about me here.

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March 26, 2009




Mark Potts

The infamous "Googlezon" prediction was a fantasy, to say the least. And Google has said repeatedly it has no interest in buying the Times. Not gonna happen.


If you want to kill the New York Times as a journalistic institution, having Amazon or Google buy them is a great way to go about doing it


The nation's "greatest journalistic institution"? You have got to be kidding...unless "journalistic" means something like journalism, which is what the recent NY Times has indulged in.

Let it die.

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