It seems like the New York Times has found their footing in the era of "fake-news." Here is Austen Hufford and Lukas I. Alpert writing for MarketWatch:
New York Times Co. NYT, +0.29% said it had the best quarter for subscriber growth in its history, fueled by continued interest in the new administration of President Donald Trump, though the company warned the pace of growth would slow in the second quarter.
The media company said paid digital subscriptions reached 2.2 million in its first quarter, an increase of 348,000 from the prior quarter. The gain included 40,000 new crossword subscriptions.
Overall, the New York Times reported 3.2 million total subscribers, which includes digital, print and crossword products, compared with about three million at the end of last year.
Shares of the company jumped 11.5% to $15.95 in Wednesday afternoon trading.
I've been a happy digital subscriber for years now, and their reporting in these past months has been exemplary of journalistic values in the modern age of social media and cable news.