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The media has a big problem, Reuters Institute says: Who will pay for the news?
Reuters ^ | 6-11-19 | Guy Faulconbridge

Posted on 06/12/2019 9:55:23 AM PDT by dynachrome

“A lot of the public is really alienated from a lot of the journalism that they see - they don’t find it particularly trustworthy, they don’t find it particularly relevant and they don’t find it leaves them in a better place.”

While many news organizations add paywalls and some see increases in digital subscriptions, there has been little change in the proportion of people paying for online news, apart from the “Trump bump” rise in the United States in 2016/2017.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: enemedia; income; media; msm; paywalls
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Maybe they should try being NEWS organisations
1 posted on 06/12/2019 9:55:23 AM PDT by dynachrome
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2 posted on 06/12/2019 9:56:02 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This space for rent...)
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To: DoughtyOne

They don’t find it particularly factual.


3 posted on 06/12/2019 9:57:48 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (“Individual liberty and freedom are not outmoded concepts.”)
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To: dynachrome

Agreed! No one — left or right — will pay for opinions or unsubstantiated rumors, which is what all these “journalist” peddle. If they want that, they can get it for free on YouTube.


4 posted on 06/12/2019 9:59:24 AM PDT by Retrofitted
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To: dynachrome

Zero hits aka no paying for fake news from the fake news nets.

Zero newspapers for over a decade, zero fake news mags like Newsweak/Slime since President Reagan was elected the first time.

Zero local fake news after President Trump won the electoral election.


5 posted on 06/12/2019 9:59:35 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Gutless, Stupid Party, GOPe never confronts the compulsive lying Anti America Democrats!)
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To: dynachrome

“Over 93% of ‘journalists’ admit voting democrat”

Perhaps a factor.


6 posted on 06/12/2019 10:00:10 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: dynachrome

Stop being the same business model as the FBI, complete with their own counterintelligence group. That would be a start. But that also means stop hiring former government appointees to run your newsrooms. Who could have seen that train wreck coming?


7 posted on 06/12/2019 10:00:51 AM PDT by blackdog
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To: dynachrome

The days of $30 a month subscriptions are long gone.

There are hundreds of sites you might want to see- you can’t spend $30 a month to join all of them.

Advertising works, if you’re not doing stupid ‘click bait’ stories

Example: “Some Amazing Things Just Happened! (You’ll never believe number 20)”
click -> next.
You wont believe this stuff. We have a bunch
click-> next
Here’s number 1:
click->next
1: this thing
click->next
one sentence
click->next
here’s # 2
click->next
#2 etc etc
click-> next...

with each page downloading another 20 ads.


8 posted on 06/12/2019 10:02:46 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing obamacare is worse than obamacare itself.)
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To: dynachrome

The News Business has two main problems:

They don’t make any effort to publish actual News.
They don’t make any effort to be a sensible Business.

It’s anti-American propaganda, funded by nefarious means.


9 posted on 06/12/2019 10:05:02 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: Sirius Lee

Yeah, LOL...

Just what we said while they continue to deny it.


10 posted on 06/12/2019 10:05:10 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This space for rent...)
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To: dynachrome

learn 2 code


11 posted on 06/12/2019 10:05:19 AM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: dynachrome

We want/need reporters not journalists.


12 posted on 06/12/2019 10:07:27 AM PDT by Spruce
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To: Secret Agent Man
Right-And that is not to mention that most of the MSM sponsors, in one way or another, promote the VERY Liberal agenda. Sponsors' Liberalism is much more dramatic because even totally illiterate viewers can GET the message presented graphically... they don't even have to know how to distinguish Liberal from Conservative, to get the visual con.

It's so insidious and so pervasive... I wonder how many people actually feel they're being manipulated. The whole system of sponsorship is (has been) a full court press on traditional American values for donkeys' years!

13 posted on 06/12/2019 10:12:21 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Nobility is defined by the demands it makes on us - by obligations, not by rights".)
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To: Retrofitted
Agreed! No one — left or right — will pay for opinions or unsubstantiated rumors

I do. I donate to Free Republic.

14 posted on 06/12/2019 10:14:03 AM PDT by Yo-Yo ( is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"They don’t make any effort to publish actual News."

Sigh, gone are the days of the gonzo journalism of Hunter S Thompson, where if you had no news to report, you went out & made some (as opposed to making it up). Living in a land of make believe.

15 posted on 06/12/2019 10:14:41 AM PDT by HangThemHigh (Entropy is not what it used to be.)
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To: dynachrome

A function of the fact that unpaid bloggers often do a better job of covering the news than “professional journalists”.


16 posted on 06/12/2019 10:18:53 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer.)
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To: dynachrome
But will people actually pay for news?

We do. We pay every time an advertisement-laden page blares into our faces and half a dozen popups obscure the content we're trying to read screaming "Look at me!" Newspapers - remember them? - survived on ad revenues, not subscription fees, and that has not changed. What is happening is the exact thing that happened to cable TV - it first promised that the subscription would deliver an ad-free environment and then found out it could have it both ways and the customers couldn't do anything about it. Which we couldn't...until we found an alternative. And that is exactly what is happening now with the news.

17 posted on 06/12/2019 10:20:38 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: dynachrome
Paywalls for online news is like paying for cardboard cutout pictures of food as if they were eatable food.

My point: THEY"RE NOT REAL!

As Trump has pointed out over and over.. they're FAKE NEWS."

18 posted on 06/12/2019 10:21:25 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: dynachrome
Cable TV began the inevitable collapse of news media. The internet is finishing the entire industry off.

The simple reality here is that even if every news organization was engaged in top-notch, ethical, responsible journalism, the advances in telecommunications over the last 40 years have resulted in a huge disaggregation of viewers/readers among so many different media outlets. As a result, it is almost impossible for any one newspaper, TV station or website to generate enough of an audience to pay the bills and keep the doors open.

19 posted on 06/12/2019 10:25:28 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave." -- Frederick Douglass)
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To: dynachrome
Death Spiral Continues As CNN Loses One-Third Of Primetime Audience

Rush just said that CNN has a smaller audience that the Home Gardening Network.

20 posted on 06/12/2019 10:25:46 AM PDT by blam
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