The New Yorker, a weekly magazine with a mix of reporting of politics and culture, humor and cartoons, fiction and poetry, and reviews and criticism, plans to charge a flat rate for access to all its digital content, according to AdAge.
“We’re going to have a situation where if you pay us X dollars, you can have us in any form you like,” David Remnick said at a Conde Nast Digital panel on how magazines and such should use the Internet. The idea is to have two prices — one for a print subscription only and another for all things New Yorker, including the iPad app, the iPhone app, whatever The New Yorker does on the Kindle, etc.
Also, Remnick said that he wouldn’t ever back down in a fight against Steve Jobs over the content The New Yorker distributes on the iPad and other devices. And rightly so: Remnick should be standing up for the single-frame cartoon, the poem, and slice-of-life fiction — no matter who gets offended.