Wednesday, December 02, 2009 / Media - News groups open new online front

A timely snapshot – check the full story for details (assuming you haven’t hit your monthly quota of free Financial Times stories yet…)

The US news industry opened a new front on Monday in its battle to find a better online business model, with the publication of a study intended to arm publishers in their attempts to make allies out of former foes such as Google, Yahoo and AOL.

The Fair Syndication Consortium, a group of more than 1,500 newspaper publishers, said a month-long study of how news spread across the internet found that the average American newspaper story was being copied 4.4 times in full or in part by unauthorised websites. / Media - News groups open new online front

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