Not sure if it’s past the point of inevitability, but the NYT does seem to be augering in. How much is that their business model is obsolete, how much is their pervasive bias with pretense of objectivity, and how much a culture moving away from getting news from dead-tree publications, I don’t know. I’m guessing some bean counter persuaded manglement that this special interest beat can be re-telescoped into the general and political news beats without losing much in terms of topic coverage. The symbol got too expensive. But it’s really moving a deck chair unless the NYT does far more.