Comments on: The state of the news media? Not so hot http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/03/16/the-state-of-the-news-media-not-so-hot/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jd http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/03/16/the-state-of-the-news-media-not-so-hot/#comment-356685 Tue, 17 Mar 2009 15:32:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=15338#comment-356685 maybe if the news were less editorialised, the content less salacious, and the variety more than leftist to more leftist, thise newspapers might be worth reading in the first place. my local newspapers are only fit for lasagna-gardening, whilst on-line papers are diverse, thorough, and thought-provoking; iow i prefer ny strip steak to whoppers

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By: Joe http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/03/16/the-state-of-the-news-media-not-so-hot/#comment-356656 Mon, 16 Mar 2009 15:43:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=15338#comment-356656 The newspapers are not only give away the contents for free but also helping the search engine to bring in their revenue by using the newspapers contents(for free). It’s time for the newspapers to ask the search engine company (Google,Yahoo,etc) for a shared revenue for the news contents being used by those company.

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By: Noel http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/03/16/the-state-of-the-news-media-not-so-hot/#comment-356651 Mon, 16 Mar 2009 14:45:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=15338#comment-356651 Has it occurred to you that the precipitous decline in newspaper readership is a 100% direct result of Reuters and AP disseminating their articles for free through aggregators over the Internet???

The newspapers and websites can’t stop the march towards free content delivery. They either all go along, or none of them go along, but Reuters and the AP as the two primary sources of Engligh-language wire news could stop the dissemination of their articles tomorrow if either wished, thus restoring pay-for-content (ie. newspapers) news providers back into relevancy.

That’s the part I can’t fathom either; who is going to pay you guys for content if by giving away your content you drive all your customers out of business?

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By: Kevin Mannion http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/03/16/the-state-of-the-news-media-not-so-hot/#comment-356647 Mon, 16 Mar 2009 14:09:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=15338#comment-356647 The shift to online advertising is probably more to blame for falling newspaper ad revenues than the recession, but the really bad news for newspapers is that advertising revenues are set to fall across all media types. The customers (or readers) are turning to social media to get informed, and the users in social networks do not respond to traditional advertising. Where are the new community strategies that newspapers will need to survive?

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