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Sure, you can make more money by selling your products to more people. But you can also make more money by selling more products. Smart news companies are doing just that.
The lesson now dawning on publishers worldwide is that their reliance on advertising as the major support of their news businesses is all but over.
Was yesterday’s announced Tribune split into broadcast and newspaper companies a way to avoid the Koch brothers, a way to harvest tax savings, or something else?
Plus: Opposition to the Kochs at the Tribune Co. continues to mount, and the rest of the week’s media and tech news.
Plus: Sexism and the Times’ Jill Abramson, the AP gets hacked on Twitter, and the rest of the week’s media and tech news.
Will some of America’s top newspapers find themselves bought by owners motivated by political ideology more than civic duty?
“What if news organizations confronted the reality that nearly all media will be ‘social media’ a decade hence?…What if news organizations acknowledged this — or even got out in front of it, ahead of the curve this time — and organized themselves as platforms for talent?” Nicco Mele and John Wihbey