Despite a string of recent controversies, the New York Times reported record growth in subscriptions last week. The paper is ending the year just shy of 5 million subscribers, and is projected to attain 10 million by 2025.
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Despite President-elect Donald Trump’s repeated claims (of course, via his Twitter account) that the New York Times is “failing,” the newspaper has actually been experiencing historic surges in paid subscriptions since election day. According to CNN Money, the Times has seen its largest subscription increase, in the month following the