The death of news outlets has been a long time coming - not just business models

By: (plus.google.com) +David Herron; Date: January 24, 2019

Tags: Online News »»»» Website Business Models

Today layoffs at several prominent news organizations caused the news industry to cry wolf about business models and how the Internet was a big threat to the traditional news organization business model. In the thick of this debate came Jeremy Littau with a series of twitter postings explaining his take on what really happening. According to Littau the issue started in the 1980's with a consolidation of news organizations and hedge fund managers starting to strip newspapers of value.

Earlier piece: Chris Hayes: Online news business is in crisis due to lack of a viable business model

Who-owns-what at Gannett (via Columbia Journalism Review): (www.cjr.org) https://www.cjr.org/resources/?c=gannett