Monday, March 14, 2005

End of the Free Newspaper?

These days, we're well accustomed to the wide availablity of newspapers and other media online, most of which we get to see for free. Today, however, The New York Times is running an article questioning the long term business validity of major newspapers offering their content free online. There are now more online readers than print readers. As a result (even though online advertising is their fastest growing source of revenue), newspapers are cannabilizing themselves. Could this be the end of our free lunch?


Blogger Andrew Hitchcock said...

I don't know, I don't think The Stranger will be moving to a pay website anytime soon. :) Plus, I can always just search Google News for an alternative source for the same article (especially ones from Reuters or AP).

3/15/2005 1:01 AM  

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