Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Charging for news-nonpapers

The Economist reported on American newspapers efforts to make online editions profitable, or limit them to again make print editions profitable.
It will not be easy. For ten years readers have been enjoying free news online, and the BBC, public-radio stations and commercial television-news outfits such as CNN will continue to supply it.

Why, you might think newspapers would ask editorially, were taxes used to fund a "public option" for news.


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