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    What’s the Best Business Model for Metro Newspapers?

    by Mark Glaser
    September 16, 2011
    Photo of man floating on Dead Sea with newspaper by "Kevin Lim":http://www.flickr.com/people/inju/ via Flickr.

    Metro daily newspapers have been in a long rut in the United States, with many retrenching, closing or flailing for a new digital business model while cutting editorial staff to the bone. Many papers are watching the pay walls at places like NYTimes.com, and the new launch of the pay site, BostonGlobe.com. And what about newspapers like the Guardian in the U.K. that have kept content free, and pushed for an even bigger global audience?

    What’s the right mix of free and paid content for metro newspapers? Answer our poll, and share your thoughts in the comments below.


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