Newspapers on life support

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Newspapers are in crisis. More and more readers are migrating to the web, even as revenue from online ads plummets. Suggestions for how the industry can stay alive abound, but so far they're just that--suggestions. Jeff Jarvis, a professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism who writes about media at the Buzzmachine blog, joins The Takeaway to share his ideas for how newspapers must evolve to survive.

Check out Jeff Jarvis' book, What Would Google Do?

"If you try to charge for content, you gain a lot of costs. You have to market, number one. Number two, you shut yourself off from the world of search and that is suicidal."
— CUNY journalism professor Jeff Jarvis on the importance of free online content for newspapers


Jeff Jarvis

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Comments [3]

debra doll

how do I find out if Obama is going to let people take 10,000 out of their 401k's without the 20% tax cost and also without the 10% penalty?

Feb. 12 2009 12:30 PM

Corrected on air. Thanks!

Feb. 12 2009 09:59 AM
Richard Johnston

Carlos slim did not take a $250 million equity stake in the Times. He lent them $250 million at 14% interest. Please be careful.

Feb. 12 2009 09:27 AM

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