Monday, November 28, 2005

Paid newspapers will become the 'niche'

Metro chief executive Pelle Tornberg predicts that over the long term, free papers will dominate and paid papers will mainly be purchased on weekend. "If you apply the pay TV and free TV [model] to the newspaper industry, then the paid-for newspapers probably have to accept living with smaller circulation and probably increasing their prices, increasing the exclusivity," Tornberg was quoted as saying.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Free daily 'Dirt' switches to weekly schedule

The Scripps-owned Boulder Daily Camera is changing its youth-oriented daily "Dirt" from a daily to a weekly, effective Dec. 22. Publisher Greg Anderson said the decision was based on cost efficiency. The move comes two months after Scripps bought the free Colorado Daily, another Boulder paper.