October 24, 2012

What’s Really Killing Print Journalism

Jim Harris

Print journalism is changing fundamentally. Three dramatic events last week make the point: On October 18, Newsweek magazine announced it will become a digital only publication in 2013, ending 80 years in print.

The same week, John Stackhouse, Editor-in-Chief ofThe Globe and Mail, announced that the paper will launch a paywall for its articles. You will get to read the first 10 articles a month for free and then have to pay for the remainder. Finally Huffington Post Canada announced it has become Canada’s largest national news site, with a record 3.9 million monthly unique visitors. In the US HuffPost’s traffic has trumped the New York Time’s.


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