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Sweeping changes are coming to The New York Times

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You might have heard: The New York Times wants to double its digital revenue by 2020

But did you know: This summer, The New York Times is ushering in a transformation more comprehensive than it has seen in almost half a century. The 2020 Group — a team of seven Times journalists — is creating a sweeping strategic review and acting as a sort of advisory committee for executive editor Dean Baquet. Some of the strategies are already in place, like putting $50 million behind the prospect of converting non-American readers to subscribers. Other ongoing plans include revamping the print product and reconfiguring beat structures. There’s also a sense of growing influence among a cohort of younger Times journalists. “Their desire for change is so apparent,” said a veteran Times source. “It just feels like their presence is — it feels more palpable. They are in charge of the digital revolution.”

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