Yesterday, the New York Times announced that it would be cutting 100 newsroom jobs via buyouts and layoffs. When the best paper in the country has to cut jobs, that’s bad, very bad news. Anyone that’s checked out lately will tell you that the news industry isn’t clamoring for reporters. But the news provoked a surprisingly sympathetic response from Times readers. Some offered to pay money to read the paper’s online version!

Will you, dear reader, beg to pay us for our online journalism?

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