Sunday, May 24, 2009

Oops! The AP is toast. Maybe they will go into the K-12 education business.

Charging a long term fee for information in an internet world is not going to work. Then two years to get out of the lease? How can this possibly make sense.
How one newspaper is adjusting to life without the Associated Press
@Nieman Journalism Lab
: "In the comments on one of our posts, I heard about one paper that had already cut AP entirely out of its pages: The Norwalk Reflector, a 9,000-circ daily between Toledo and Cleveland in northern Ohio. Publisher Andy Prutsok decided two years ago, shortly after taking office, to drop out of AP, which was costing the paper $48,000 a year.

The two-year mark eventually passed, and the switch became official about three weeks ago. He says he hasn’t gotten a single complaint from readers about it — and that his readers expect local news from their local newspaper, not national or international headlines. If they want news from far beyond Huron County, they have other options."

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