Online Business Model Doesn't Work For News.

Author:Moore, Philip S.
Position:Comments - Letter to the editor

Good analysis, but let's begin with a basic certitude, online news does not work as a business model. ("Shoptalk: Journalism's Dunbar Number," April 2019) Despite massive efforts by everyone from the New York Times to the Guardian to Facebook to monetize news, the simple fact is that the online "pull" driven broadcast model which defines the World Wide Web cannot aggregate an audience sufficient to pay the bills. The only effective method for monetizing news is through plain old ink-on-paper. Yes, big...

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