Sunday, February 08, 2009

How to Save Your Newspaper - TIME

An interesting (and perhaps not entirely objective) snapshot in Time.

Newspapers have more readers than ever. Their content, as well as that of newsmagazines and other producers of traditional journalism, is more popular than ever — even (in fact, especially) among young people.

The problem is that fewer of these consumers are paying. Instead, news organizations are merrily giving away their news. According to a Pew Research Center study, a tipping point occurred last year: more people in the U.S. got their news online for free than paid for it by buying newspapers and magazines.

I worry about fourth estate market dynamics, but I also find my local newspaper of limited value these days (and the TV news even worse).

How to Save Your Newspaper - TIME

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