Released February 23rd, 2022
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Alex Lieberman - The New York Times: The Empire Strikes Back
Alex Lieberman is the co-founder of Morning Brew. We cover the scale and history of The New York Times, how it has navigated the shift from physical to digital distribution, and what its non-digital advertising business looks like today.
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Ben Thompson - Platforms, Ecosystems, and Aggregators
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The 2014 New York Times Innovation Report
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Behind the great success of New York Times
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