Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The federal government gave up on the print news business long ago: Susan Delacourt

Perceptive piece by Susan Delacourt on print media:
"The beleaguered newspaper industry got a tiny, symbolic shot in the arm on Sunday night, when the best-film Oscar went to Spotlight, a movie about print journalism.
"While it’s nice to see newspapers getting some recognition from the Academy, a gold statuette won’t solve the basic problem of the business these days.
"What newspapers need, along with readers, is advertising. As long as advertisers are taking their money elsewhere, newspaper revenues will continue to decline. On this score, Canadians might be surprised to learn that governments have been part of the problem."
The whole column in iPolitics

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