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Cover of the Gray Lady: Open for Business

In other "Is nothing sacred?" news, the New York Times has started selling ads on its front page. First buyer seems to be CBS News, which is maybe better than an ad for some multinational soda-hawking conglomerate. But to some critics, an ad is an ad, and the covers of newspapers, magazines and journals..\n


In other "Is nothing sacred?" news, the New York Times has started selling ads on its front page. First buyer seems to be CBS News, which is maybe better than an ad for some multinational soda-hawking conglomerate. But to some critics, an ad is an ad, and the covers of newspapers, magazines and journals of all kinds have long remained a sort of last bastion of editorial sacredness. The place where no ad could go. Well, these are tough times.And, in November, the Gray Lady's ad sales fell 21%. They've also had to lay a bunch of people off, with rumors of more to come. Here's hoping the trend doesn't continue, and that the cover ads are a boon for the paper, not the beginning of an end.UPDATE: Fixed the link. Thanks, anonymous.
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