As a lifelong reader of the Times, I was interested in how the Times was evolving in the face of the rising influence of the Internet and the changing business model in which advertisers were taking less space if any in the print paper.
The New York Times's Jill Abramson issued a new policy forbidding "after-the-fact quote approval," except when it's OK. And, she's right on both counts. You can't legislate good journalism. The ultimate responsibility will remain where it's always been: In the audience.
The New York Times raised its daily price to $2.50 today. I thought back to the penny press at the turn of the last century and wondered what such a paper would cost today, inflation adjusted. Answer: a quarter.