Bob Garfield is skeptical about the profitability of hyperlocal news sites. He may be partially right. I don’t think you can apply the same business models that newspapers use to such sites. Successful media organizations will have smarter advertising models and curate/aggregate/consolidate hypertopical content niches. #hyperlocal #news #revenue

The economics of newspaper paywalls

by Carl Natale on February 8, 2012

Clay Shirky thoroughly takes down the logic of online newspaper paywalls. Please share with a journalist you love. Are Newspapers Finally Figuring Out How To Reward Their Best Customers? This may be the year where newspapers finally drop the idea of treating all news as a product, and all readers as customers. One early sign […]