Yesterday the New York Observer‘s John Koblin cited evidence that 2008 may be the worst year in modern newspaper history. Okay, he asked if this was the case. But who’s disputing? “On Wednesday morning at 11 a.m., Arthur Sulzberger and Janet Robinson will be managing a conference call that, from the looks of it, won’t be much fun,” he writes. “They’ll be reporting The New York Times Company’s second-quarter earnings.”