In a funny and incredibly sad Daily Show segment, the New York Times opened its headquarters up to Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones, who questioned the value of "aged news" (pointing out nothing in the day's newspaper actually happened that day) and asked executive editor Bill Keller if the Times was making "Huffington Post money." Jones was also flummoxed by the sight of a landline phone.
The NY Times Co. lost $74 million during the first quarter; it is entertaining bids for the Boston Globe, which is on track to lose $85 million this year. (Slate's Jack Shafer wonders who will even buy the paper). Last December, the Daily Show looked at how the newspaper business was losing out to the Internet.