Thursday, December 17, 2009

The vanishing newspaper bureaus

As bureaus continue to close, shrinking coverage means less competition and fewer contacts. “It’s a bad thing for the consumer. The newspaper business is failing to develop alternative business models and the long-term sustainability of the free press is definitely in doubt. Any loss of news coverage is a bad thing,” said Jack Myers, media economist and founder of the M.E.D.I.Advisory Group, in an e-mail interview.

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