Daily Archives: March 24, 2012

How some of my Twitter followers reacted to the news that a man tried to climb the New York Times building Saturday morning and, according to the New York Post, told police he just wanted a newspaper:

– “There’s an app for that. RT @romenesko Man who tried to climb NYT building says he was looking for a copy of the newspaper.” (MsAlexMM)
– “Paywall’s working” (@GeorgeDearing)
– “This is what a paywall does to people!” (@JArthur47)
– “Glimpse of life w/o print?” (@OBethPhoto)
– “Print may be crazy, but it ain’t dead.” (@LibbyBittain)
– “First case of a paywall sending someone up the wall?” (@BCaulfield)
– “Who says newspapers are dying?” (@Dave Zeitlin)
– “Easier to scale a building than clear a paywall?” (@HannaRaskin)
– “Wonder what article he was after…” (@BessieSchenk)
– “Finally someone not reading a paper online!” (@JoeyMason)

* CJR reports dogs have been appearing in NYT 45% more frequently since Jill Abramson became top editor. (
* James Murdoch has stepped down from the board of Times Newspapers Holdings. (New York Times)
* Some Gannett newspaper staffers in Wisconsin signed public petitions in Gov. Walker recall effort. (Gannett Blog)
* Reed Elsevier expected to get about $50 million for Variety, says LAT source. (Los Angeles Times)
* Al Ross, whose cartoons appeared in The New Yorker for more than 60 years, is dead at 100. (New York Times)
* Man tries to climb New York Times building, says he just wanted a paper. (New York Post)