Comments on: Keep on rockin’ in the fee world, newspapers http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/05/26/keep-on-rockin-in-the-fee-world-newspapers/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Sebastian http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/05/26/keep-on-rockin-in-the-fee-world-newspapers/#comment-359132 Wed, 27 May 2009 17:46:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16950#comment-359132 Seriously dude… don’t care if they go away.. Let’s not stiffle progress to preserve an old business model. If they can figure it out. fine. if not thats fine too.

The new generation does not need newspapers.. it is an old inefficient system to us. We just don’t care and we don’t get sentimental about them either.

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By: JLo0312 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/05/26/keep-on-rockin-in-the-fee-world-newspapers/#comment-359098 Tue, 26 May 2009 22:43:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16950#comment-359098 I hope that I am not a Cassandra, but you have missed the point entirely regarding the death of the print newspaper. Here are some salient points that might be worth mentioning
1.Circulation has been declining since the 70’s.
2.There ARE other news sources. The daily paper is not the only media out in the trenches
3.One would think that the 40 YEAR slide of newspapers would have given them time to come up with a more efficient business model.
4.Newspapers are EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE. Full page ads are in the hundreds of thousands. For one ad. One Run.
5.When I first started buying the papers a 15 years ago, they were monopolistic, haughty, and greedy. Everything they could possibly do to make more money for themselves was done. There was no negotiation, no “working with a client.” In fact, the Omaha World Herald is STILL that way. They grew fat, consolidated, bought other media outlets, baseball teams, etc. Now, unfortunately, they are paying for their “sin,” and deservedly so.

Don’t get me wrong…I love newspaper. But when economics shows that your model is unworkable, it is time to say goodbye. Unless you want to bail them out as well?

For one, I am tired of hearing their woes. Shut up and figure it out. That’s what business is about. If you can’t figure it out, hire someone that will.

No one is going to pay for news online…not when there are plenty of free sources. Other mediums own websites, and publish news…why stick with a horse and buggy when you can buy a car?

JLo

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