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Paywalls: Newspapers should make themselves more valuable, not more costly

A thoughtful reader has taken issue with my last post, which argued that paywalls are a poor solution to the newspaper industry’s twin troubles of declining circulation and declining revenue.  You can read his defense of paywalls in his well-written … Continue reading

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Paywalls are not the answer

In the newspaper industry’s quest to restore declining revenues and circulation the concept of erecting paywalls has gathered some steam over the last year or so.  It will not work, on either front. The logic behind a paywall goes like … Continue reading

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Content is Culprit

Many observers, inside and outside the industry, blame the paper delivery format for the newspaper industry’s sustained declines in circulation. In earlier posts I’ve tried to suggest that this view is at odds with the tremendous continuing success of print … Continue reading

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More answers to “Why Print?”

Before leaving the Why Print theme I want to toss out a couple of additional data points that suggest that the widely held wisdom that Print Is Dead is off the mark. Consider The Economist, my favorite magazine.  Though serving … Continue reading

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Why print?

A blog on print?  Really?  Wasn’t there a memo…something about online killing print? Yup, heard all that before.  But the truth is print retains a lot vitality, despite the rumors of its impending demise.  I hope to share some of … Continue reading

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