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Mainstream Media Under Increasing Pressure

Follow up to April 26, 2009 posting – WSJ Interactive Map – Adverse events at top 100 newspapers, 2006-2009, this New York Times op-ed by Frank Rich – The American Press on Suicide Watch: “Newspaper circulations and revenues are in free fall. Legendary brands from The Los Angeles Times to The Philadelphia Inquirer are teetering. The New York Times Company threatened to close The Boston Globe if its employees didn’t make substantial sacrifices in salaries and benefits. Other papers have died. The reporting ranks on network and local news alike are shriveling. You know it’s bad when the Senate is moved, as it was last week, to weigh in with hearings on The Future of Journalism.”

  • See also Financial Times: WSJ plans micro-fees for online articles – “News Corp plans to introduce micro-payments for individual articles and premium subscriptions to the Wall Street Journal’s website this year in a milestone in the news industry’s race to find better online business models.”
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