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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 30 2013: They could become more like magazines, meaning having appeal as a printed "newspaper" that has columns on bridge, or tech, or travel, or how to fix, or adventures to experience, or expert columns, and tags galore (TED tag?!). Would give consumer advice, have articles on sex, family, child rearing, health, business, locally created cartoons, poems, then health and all packaged nicely, maybe with cutting edge graffics. I feel that it is of necessity, sort of like Huffington report, to start having volunteer "columnists", and young journalists guided by veteran writers, editors. Team up with other magazines and newspapers both, partner with others and become known as a most wise, knowledgeble source of information, and activism on the home front, then having all the special interests, and world news, some of which your volunteer or long distant readers have created, eye witness so to speak. Take on risky topics and present readers with intelligent options, ways to take action. Get citizens and readers to SOLVE problems proposed by "City Hall" and its departments,--it is amazing the resources out there and people willing to help, come up with implementable ideas, xprize contests for low cities! Let the community help team up and solve problems, proposed city wide initiatives that will create more of a sense of community, connecting people. Contests galore! Month where we all read the same book! Musician events, art and comedy events, and even a TEDxCity of Portland Spirit. Think of the New York Times magazine turned into "tabloid-like" newspaper still using color, with creative local graphic artists and designers featured and give them credit, where design becomes an attractive part of the newspaper. Think Tribune combined with the "Portland Magazine" and "Willamette Week" and Huff. Report, and Guardian newspaper. Hire young and hire old. Explore Edinburgh, Berlin, London, Rio for their alives! This newspaper will light up our cities and our lives!

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