Thursday, July 13, 2006

Italian media group may start free daily

Italy's Editoriale L'Espresso SpA, publisher of the paid daily La Repubblica, is thinking about entering the free daily market to compete with three other free dailies, according to the AFX news agency. "We are examining the file. We don't know if we will do it. It is a very difficult market. Those who do it at the moment lose money. We are undecided,' one source told AFX, adding that a decision is not expected before September.