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The New Yorker’s editor in chief on what it means to be a legacy publisher in 2016: Readers aren’t looking for a cheaper, dumber version


“We have longstanding values and that’s never going to change,” New Yorker editor in chief David Remnick tells Digiday about what it means to be a legacy publisher in 2016. “At the same time, I live in the contemporary world and am completely alive to the possibility and complications of change. … What’s changed is the ability to deliver The New Yorker on the Internet. The possibility of working with public radio and television. Our business has changed. But as I’ve said, my job in this extended historical moment is to get us across a tech revolution with our souls intact. And be who we want to be and not just turn us into a cheapened version of ourselves. Our readers don’t want a lesser, cheaper, dumber version.”

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