The New York Times has issued a letter to The Atlantic’s editor in response to Michael Hirschorn’s controversial The-Times-May-Stop-Printing-by-May article. It begins, “Your article ‘End Times,’ which speculates on whether The New York Times can survive the death of journalism, leaves a lot to be desired from the standpoint of … well, journalism.”

And it goes on from there.

Read the rest of the letter on Poynter’s forum.

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.