Saturday, February 28, 2009

Newspapers will emerge from transition much changed

Ryan Blethen writes:

How did the newspaper business get to this troubling spot? The Internet is the force behind the disruptive change.

Making the transition more difficult is that publishers felt secure sitting atop the bloated classified sections that made up a hefty chunk of revenue. It was that comfort and devotion to classifieds that blinded the industry to the disruption that the Internet would cause.

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