News media needs to have consumers pay

There’s nothing new here, just further acknowledgement that the business of journalism is what is troubled, not journalism itself.

Mainstream media as a whole, the report found, isn’t losing its audience. It just doesn’t know how to get its new online customers – or anyone else who is reading what they’re producing through online aggregators – to pay. The top 10 online news sites in 2007 were either big-media operations – such as the New York Times or ABC News – or online aggregators such as Yahoo News or Google News, whose content is largely produced by traditional media outlets.

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