I Like The Times, But Not Enough To Pay Double The Subscription Fee

I Like The Times, But Not Enough To Pay Double The Subscription Fee

Newspaper workers like to think their news gathering skills keep readers interested in their product, but no matter how well they do their jobs, crummy billing and delivery execution drive readers away from the struggling industry. [More]

New York Times Publisher Says Print Edition Will Eventually Fade Out

New York Times Publisher Says Print Edition Will Eventually Fade Out

It’s easy to imagine most newspapers ceasing print editions, but surely stalwarts such as the New York Times will always stick around in physical form, if only to serve tradition, right? Wrong, says Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the New York Times chairman and publisher. [More]

NY Times Threatens Neighborhoodies' Hosting Company Over Herald Tribune Logo

NY Times Threatens Neighborhoodies' Hosting Company Over Herald Tribune Logo

On Thursday, we wrote about the NY Times Company threatening to sue custom-apparel company Neighborhoodies over its use of the logo for the long-dead New York Herald Tribune newspaper. And now that the ‘hoodies have made it clear that they have no intent on complying with the Times’ cease-and-desist order, the media giant has made an end-run around the shirt sellers, threatening legal action against the company that hosts Neighborhoodies’ site. [More]

NY Times Threatens Suit Over Logo For Dead Newspaper

NY Times Threatens Suit Over Logo For Dead Newspaper

The New York Herald Tribune hasn’t been published since the late ’60s and it would likely not be remembered by most were it not for the now-iconic image of original manic pixie dream girl Jean Seberg attempting to sell copies of the paper on the streets of Paris in the 1960 film Breathless (or À bout de souffle for those who insist on such things). Regardless, the New York Times company apparently has a pending trademark on the logo and will sue you if you try to use it. [More]

What Happens When You Eject A NY Times Reporter From Your Restaurant

What Happens When You Eject A NY Times Reporter From Your Restaurant

Ron Leiber writes the “Your Money” column for the New York Times. On Saturday, he, along with his party, was ejected from a restaurant by the chef. Mr. Leiber wrote about it on the Times food blog and now the restaurant is getting crank calls according to Gothamist. [More]

31 Steps To Unlocking Cash In Your Life

31 Steps To Unlocking Cash In Your Life

With just a few hours work, you could unlock hundreds of dollars. It’s called a financial tuneup, and if you set aside some time to tackle some of those nagging to-dos, and wrassle with some customer service departments, you could end up with serious coin in your pocket. To get you started, NYT Your Money’s Ron Lieber has put together a killer interactive 31-point interactive checklist. He shows you how to save money, and how much money you can save. [More]

Panel: Get A Financial Tuneup Tonight

Panel: Get A Financial Tuneup Tonight

Join me tonight at 6:30 pm at 620 8th ave, 15th floor for a New York Times hosted panel on “Your Money: A Financial Tuneup.” The whole idea behind the “Financial Tuneup” is that once a year you should set aside 10 hours to just tackle every niggling item on your personal finance todo list. Here are some tips on doing that. RSVP for tonight’s event at financialtuneup.net. [More]

Starbucks Adds USA Today To Newspaper Lineup

Starbucks Adds USA Today To Newspaper Lineup

The New York Times may still be the “paper of record,” but they’re no longer the only national newspaper available at Starbucks. The coffee giant has added USA Today to its 6,500 retails outlets nationwide. [More]

New York Times Announced Vague Plans For Metered Charging

New York Times Announced Vague Plans For Metered Charging

Likely assuming no other newspaper will still be around in 2011, the New York Times announced its engagement with the bad idea that it will begin charging readers to check out its stuff online. [More]

Get Ready To Pay For Your NYT Fix

Get Ready To Pay For Your NYT Fix

New York reports The New York Times is on the verge of charging for its online content once again, after abandoning its pay wall more than two years ago. [More]

4 Money Conversations You Should Have Before You Commit

4 Money Conversations You Should Have Before You Commit

Before you tie your destiny and your credit rating to the person you love, there are some decidedly un-romantic conversations that you need to have in order to prevent discord and catastrophe later in life.

Microsoft Goes After Malicious Ad Suppliers

Microsoft Goes After Malicious Ad Suppliers

If you visited the New York Times website last week, you may have been surprised to have your browsing interrupted by one of those scammy “we’re scanning your computer for viruses OH NO YOU HAVE A VIRUS!” ads that overtake your window. Now Microsoft has filed 5 lawsuits in an attempt to fight back against the jerks who may have been responsible for it, and certainly for other ads like it all over the web.

J.C. Penney In Manhattan Harbinger Of Fashion Apocalypse, Fat Suburbanites

J.C. Penney In Manhattan Harbinger Of Fashion Apocalypse, Fat Suburbanites

Cintra Wilson set out to write a lighthearted, snarky article about the arrival of J.C. Penney in Manhattan for her “Critical Shopper” series, and somehow ended up insulting nearly everyone who read the article. Those who took offense included, but were not limited to: overweight people, tourists, plastic mannequins, people who are attuned to rampant classism, residents of “middle America,” diabetics, and anyone who has ever found an attractive article of clothing at a J.C. Penney.

Investments Are Down – Won't You Hire A Poor Trust-Funder?

It’s the end of an era. The parentally-subsidized idle urbanites of New York aren’t getting the fundage they used to, and they have to get paying jobs now. Or move in with their parents. (Here I thought living with my parents after college was too much parental subsidy.) While Gawker’s coverage of this story is not to be missed, let’s look at it through a Consumerist lens, shall we?

ConEd Hikes Rates, But Consumers Could Still See Lower Bills

ConEd Hikes Rates, But Consumers Could Still See Lower Bills

ConEd has just what you need in the middle of recession: a rate hike! Monthly bills are set to rise between $6-$8 as the energy monster tries to recoup a half a billion dollars to cover the cost of higher property taxes and the usual infrastructure maintenance that utilities never budget for in advance. The perennial optimists at the New York Post still somehow think you’ll still end up with a lower bill…

Gray Lady To Wall Street Failures: Why Not Become A Clown?!

Gray Lady To Wall Street Failures: Why Not Become A Clown?!

Hey, Wall Street failures, have you considered an exciting new career as a document shredder? How about working as a butler? Ok, ok. Would you work as a clown? Seriously! According to the Times, it’s a perfectly valid “career option” for washed up investment bankers. “Even sad clowns are a hoot at a birthday party.” And the Times is full of other helpful suggestions…

Time To Bring Back The Consumer Czar

Time To Bring Back The Consumer Czar

Last month, several consumer groups sent President-elect Obama a letter detailing a pro-consumer agenda for the new administration and Congress. One of those suggestions, supported by an editorial in today’s New York Times, is reinstating the position of special assistant to the President on consumer affairs, also known as the consumer czar.

http://consumerist.com/2008/12/29/academic-and-new-york-times/

Academic and New York Times blogger Stanley Fish kicks off nominations for Worst Company in America 2009 with his account of frustrations—both consumer and grammatical—with AT&T.