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.

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