Media World: New York Times readers offer help as newspapers hit the wall

Some readers apparently are worried that they might not have The New York Times (NYT) to kick around much longer.

The media outlet Americans love to hate is getting unsolicited offers of help from people worried that the Times might face the same financial calamity as the bankrupt papers in Philadelphia, or be forced out of business like Denver's Rocky Mountain News. "We have received letters and emails from readers concerned about what is happening with newspapers," said Times spokeswoman Katherine Mathis in an email to DailyFinance. "In their notes they say they would be willing to contribute to the Times because they so value the journalism we provide."