We’ve all heard the sad story of print media: newspapers in trouble, magazines folding left and right. Newspapers have long been adapting to cultural paradigm shifts, but the internet has posed a unique challenge: many and more folks have turned to the Internet to receive news for free on their computers and telephones. Traditional newspapers have been having a difficult time staying competitive and keeping their traditional readers.
Unlike a paper that publishes only once a day, the Internet is constantly accessible, and information is ready at the click of a mouse.
A survey that appeared on the Albany Times Union webpage April 16, 2013 is most telling…
Many newspapers have opted to institute pay walls, but many start-ups, have not, and they seem to be doing quite well, thank-you!