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How can newspapers survive the web

More people are getting their news off the Internet, not newspapers. Will traditional newspaper survive the web. Profit margins and monetisation is very difficult on the web. what business models can newspapers use to survive the web. is the answer in paywalls, of open access and advertising. will the revenue be enough to sustain the print media as we know it.


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    Sep 16 2013: The answer in rather simple - in my mind - at least in theory. The way is through QUALITY. It may no longer be mass journalism but it may do only good for the whole industry of printed press and the journalists themselves (meaning their reputation).
    • Sep 22 2013: Hello.
      I picked you comment to piggyback being after reading some of the more ignorant "Typical" ones I would just be very rude in reply. Lets look at it like this, same as books. You will never replace the smell and feel of a good book , or by chance happen upon something that (God Forbid) may make you smile! I find it not only shaming, but scarey that people are so easy and willing to give up rituals; I remember that part of the morning ritual, especially weekends involved getting up and getting the paper for gramps or dads across america, sitting at the table for breakfast(We gave that up to) waiting for the comics to read Snoopy or Garfield etc...The paper held more value than just news, try to replace that with your ipad. People make me sick at times with this quick dismissal attitude, no wonder the country is fu---!. I will opt for the feel, smell and quality time benefits over any of the nonsense opined here.
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        Sep 22 2013: Yes, you are darn right Dennis, but we can't blame others for not being in love with the printed press. I personally can't imagine a day without a "real" newspaper in my hands. I hope they will continue to print them for the years to come.

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