Running to Stand Still: Finding Profitability in Newspapers

by Dan Blank on April 10, 2007

A look into the successes and challenges experienced by The Washington Post.

“Craigslist, with its free and highly trafficked classified listings, is not the only competitor The Washington Post and washingtonpost.com have to worry about. “They are going to see the relentless emergence of new forms of media that might not even be built or positioned as competition, but which have the potential to siphon off their audience,” says Nachison, speculating, for example, that a consortium of Washington, D.C., think tanks could create an attractive analysis and opinion service that rivals The Post’s political coverage.”

The article looks at their print and web operations from a few interesting angles, including the pros & cons of online subscriptions.

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