[LINK] Newspapers online
wavey_one at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 28 18:17:42 EST 2010
I suggest you read the discussions on the move by The Times and Sunday Times in greater detail. Sure every country has some differences, and the BBC and ABC will benefit. But you seem to fail to understand that the BBC/ABC receives their money from licence fee/government.
You seem to not realise that the 2 aforementioned papers only need a small percentage of their online readers to pay for access for them to be getting more money than they currently do from online advertising.
Just because millions of people read your newspapers online doesn't mean you earn much money from advertising.
As for the Chinese and Indian newspapers, VERY few people outside those countries will want to read them. The large mass market newspapers (and the BBC) in the UK and mass market papers in the US are global media outlets now.
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> From: Ivan Trundle <ivan at itrundle.com>
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On 28/03/2010, at 4:45 PM, David Goldstein wrote:
> Elsewhere in
> the world newspapers are bleeding money. Even those dedicated to being free have
> problems. The Guardian is one, but they are bleeding money. But they are lucky
> and they can probably lose money forever more and could benefit from paywalls on
> most newspapers and possibly become the world's biggest online
I don't agree at all here...
Murdoch's manic move will
> be a tremendous boon to organisations such as the BBC, and here in Australia,
> the ABC.
Each country offers very different landscapes when it comes to
> looking at the overall news distribution system. But reporters only see what's
> in front of their own nose in most instances.
Newspapers might be
> bleeding money in some places, but in others they are still very, very
> profitable (especially in places like India and China,
Bland generalisations such as 'all newspapers are doomed'
> etc don't deserve the attention that they are getting, and most pundits fail to
> see the wood for the trees. I'm not even certain that 'news' is really news any
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