From the Hollywood Reporter:
Trump headed to the White House has been good for business at the Grey Lady. The New York Times has seen paid subscriptions online skyrocket since the election on Nov. 8.
“We’ve seen really remarkable growth,” reaching to over 200,000 new digital-only subscriptions during the fourth quarter, New York Times CEO Mark Thompson on Monday said of subscriber growth since the election during a presentation to the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference that was webcast.
“We’ve seen weeks of ten times the subscription adds that we saw in the same period last year,” Thompson said, adding no traditional lull in the news cycle following a U.S. president election has occurred as Trump and his presidential transition team continue to attract the attention of media consumers.
“We’re seeing… a surge and I would say more broadly that we expect the lively news cycle to continue in America well into 2017,” he added as Trump gets set for his Jan. 20, 2017 inauguration.