The New Coke Times


No, no, I'm not referring to their reporters' recreational habits… but rather the "New Coke" level success of "Times Select," which keeps the formerly-Grey Lady's op-ed columnists behind pay firewall. Daily Kos is tracking blog mentions of several columnists, which look to be in free-fall. Bloggers are a pretty tiny proportion of the population, obviously, but they're probably a decent proxy for influence and exposure more generally.