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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 27 2013: Before newspapers disappear, a lot of time will go by. It will probably be hard time but there will be problems good newspapers can face. I don't believe that paywall is the best solution. On one hand restricting the opportunities to comunicate free news, it's not the right way to work something out; on the other hand don't forget journals, magazines and newspapers use the net to promote theirselves. In addition to that, in some countries, like Italy, many newspapers receive public fundings (huge sometimes ). There are journalists really brilliant who deserve to work and newspapers worth reading and I am conviced that they will survive.

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