“I really don’t know whether we’ll be printing the Times in five years, and you know what? I don’t care either,” says New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, the paper’s owner, chairman and publisher.
Talk about a shock to the system. I remember seeing The Gray lady in person for the first time. The granite face of The New York Times stared down at me like a well-travelled sailor’s face, hardened by waves and storms, I was 13 at the time, visiting Manhattan with my dad. To any aspiring journalist, this was Mecca, the burning bush, the promised land all rolled into one. I was thrilled.