The New Yorker is quite pleased with its digital operations, and its editors aren’t shy about telling everyone. David Remnick, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, appeared on CBS This Morning and when the subject of paywalls came up, Remnick got testy. “Look, you cannot get these stories for free,” he explained. “I cannot give you everything on the Internet for free and make you think The New Yorker is something that comes out of the faucet.” Agreed!
Nicholas Thompson, the New Yorker’s digital editor, feels just as strongly about the electronic version of the glossy. “I don’t think there’s any doubt that the website is becoming more important and that we’re putting resources into it,” Thompson told Capital New York.
Remnick concluded his interview with Charlie Rose by explaining that as time goes by, consumers will weed out the weak. ”I think the publications — on the web, on digital platforms and in print — that people really want, are going to survive and thrive,” he said. “The New Yorker is something that people have proven over and over that they really want.”