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The newspaper industry is one that I don't know what to think about. I don't know if people will be willing to pay for online material when you can get virtually the same thing at Yahoo! and MSN. I agree with Donald Graham that online growth will not be able to grow at as fast of a pace as it did this past quarter. If the newspaper companies can figure out a way to increase revenue, get more subscribers, and get people to be interested to pay for online content, the industry will survive. If it can't do this, then over time we will most likely see the newspaper industry diminish (Or have no where near the value it has today).

I don't really know either. Not just competition from sites like Yahoo! and MSN, but individual blogs too. Newspapers are changing, but are they changing fast enough? I don't think they are. It's unfortunate they let the online revolution get ahead of them: in a very real sense, it was a missed opportunity to gain back readers lost to the immediacy of CNN. Why did election year "scoops" often go to online blogs? Interesting phenomenon, don't you think?
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