The New York Times

New York Times digital subscribers soar past 2 million despite Trump’s claim they are failing

PUBLISHED : Friday, 28 July, 2017, 1:57am
UPDATED : Friday, 28 July, 2017, 2:00am

The New York Times Co said on Thursday its digital-only subscriptions topped 2 million at the end of June, up 63.4 per cent from a year earlier, despite President Donald Trump’s repeated claim that the news giant is failing.

The newspaper publisher said it had some 2.33 million total digital-only subscribers, including subscriptions for its crossword product. Of them, digital-only news product subscriptions were 2.03 million, up 66.7 per cent.

“We believe that more and more people are prepared to pay for high quality in-depth journalism that helps them make sense of the world,” Mark Thompson, chief executive of The Times, said in a statement.

On Thursday, Trump continue to attack the Times: