Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Netherlands: 4 free dailies, a 5th is possible

Holland is known for its windmills and dykes -- and soon, perhaps, for its free dailies. It now has four of them (Metro, Sp!tz, Barneveld Vandaag and De Pers) and, according to Editor's Weblog, a fifth might soon be on the way. The fifth, called Dag (meaning Day) is being planned by Dutch publisher PCM and telecom KNP. The Editor's Weblog story discusses the distribution battles between the three and the court injunction that's keeping one editor on the bench.