Has ‘project go online’ for Indian newspapers failed?

Afaq’s article “Have Indian print publishers lost their way online?” is very interesting. The authors have analyzed this ‘ever debated’ topic in detail.  Some highlights, Read more on Has ‘project go online’ for Indian newspapers failed?…

Print goes online, online goes pay, online almost goes print – confused?

These days every medium in the media world is trying to innovate to increase revenues. I came across three routes which I have summarized,

  1. Print going purely online is not all that new in the US. This article suggests that a newspaper going completely offline to online can reduce their staff strength to 20%. Needless to say the pure online revenues would not come anywhere close to the offline revenues (as of now)

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NY Mayor wants to save New York’s media industry

New York is also referred to as the media capital of the world. Media companies in NY area are having trouble (like any where else) but the good news for them is – their billionaire Mayor wants to do something about it. Read more on NY Mayor wants to save New York’s media industry…

‘Blame Google’ campaign in Print community hits Indian shores

Print community in the US has been blaming Google for their downfall. Now this fever has hit the Indian shores.

Aroon Purie, chairman and editor-in-chief at The India Today Group, recently said they would not invest anymore in the digital space. I think they do see the importance of the internet, it is just that they will not invest anything ‘more’ in the digital space, Read more on ‘Blame Google’ campaign in Print community hits Indian shores…

Newspapers, wire services, online publishers: It’s all war

Publishers like AP etc etc are asking for a revenue share from Google, bloggers and aggregators. But then Google,bloggers could also come back and ask the publisher to share revenue from the traffic generated by them (Google). There is no end to this sharing business.

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