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Young people on the future of newspapers

February 9, 2009

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Last month I blogged about Sarkozy’s plans to give teenagers free subscriptions to French newspapers. In the US, a campaign was started to encourage people to buy newspapers in support of the flagging industry.   I’ve been told off here for stating that the newspaper industry doesn’t deserve to be bailed out but, in my […]

Boycott Buy a Newspaper Day

January 27, 2009

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Don’t buy a newspaper, support online advertising instead! 2 February has set aside as Buy A Newspaper Day in the US. Just last week, French president Nicholas Sarkozy announced a €600 million package to prop up France’s ailing newspaper industry. The proposed measures include free newspaper subscription for 18 year-olds, paid partly by the government […]

Even online advertising is doomed

October 13, 2008

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In the second quarter of 2008, the online revenue of the Newspaper Association of America was down 2.4 per cent compared with last year, to $777 million. This is the first year-over-year drop since the group began measuring online revenue in 2003. Maybe it’s time to bail on the media game in the UK and start farming cocoa […]