Barcelona Model Could Save Ailing Newspapers
Posted: 3/14/2013  |  By: Vincent Browne | The Irish Times
FC Barcelona is one of the most successful football clubs in the world. Unlike almost all of the major clubs elsewhere in Europe, however, Barcelona is not owned by an oligarch or even by a cabal of oligarchs, but is owned by its 175,000 members who each pay an annual membership fee of about ¤200. It is a not-for-profit organisation; nobody gets paid dividends, although the players are among the richest in the world.