Do Newspapers Have a Future after All?

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Are you ready to pay for news content you've been getting for free on the Internet? More and more traditional news outlets are betting you just might be. Share prices for the New York Times, Gannett and McClatchy are up as much as 37 percent, and investors are even taking an interest in small-town and regional papers. But a lot of cost-cutting has led to dramatic reductions in content. Can "pay walls" provide enough revenue to restore what news used to be? Increasing numbers of young people get news from smart phones and tablets. Do they want the same old stuff in a new platform or a new kind of experience?




Warren Olney