NYT’s Sulzberger: ‘We can’t care’ if newspapers die

Could the Information Age’s fast-paced news overload be a boon to the old-media companies that it was supposedly going to force out of business?That was one of the suggestions brought forth by Arthur Sulzberger Jr., chairman and publisher of The New York Times Company, at his keynote address at the WebbyConnect conference here Wednesday morning.”Our 21st-century news cycle, with its trials and tribulations, feels even more immediate because of our access,” he said. “It is reasonable to ask: Do we need all this news and information? Do we want all this news and information? Can we tolerate all this news and information?”In an age characterized by both extreme uncertainty and a glut of outlets to hear about it, Sulzberger said people will turn to trusted and pragmatic voices.

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