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turn off the printing press

SIGNS OF THE TIMES: The Financial Times is among the publications planning to switch off printing presses, parent group Pearson's director of global content standards Madi Solomon said during a panel at the E-Publishing Innovation Forum in London on Tuesday. "They're not saying that, by five years, they'll completely stop it," he said, "but they do see that the sunset is going to be in about five years for them." Meanwhile, The New Yorker plans to let readers pay once for digital access across the iPad, the Kindle and other platforms, hoping to improve on the current industry practice of charging even subscribers for each edition on each device. Editor David Remnick also said the magazine won't bow to any dictates over its content from Apple (see next item), which has been blocking iPad and iPhone apps that it deems too racy. (5/26a)