The Press: Changes at the Times

As a paragon of journalistic gravitas, no newspaper can match the Sunday New York Times, all 4½ lbs., 450 pages and 500,000 words—give or take a few thousands—of it. Indeed, the city's sanitation department once estimated it cost New York $6 million annually just to dispose of the Sunday Times poundage. For years the edition has provided a Sabbath's activity for the city's sedentary and a rich lode of guilt for those who know they should read all the news fit to print on any Sunday, but don't quite succeed. Within the New York...