European Newspapers Search for Ways to Survive Digital Revolution
Posted: 6/12/2014 | By: Anne Penketh, Philip Oltermann and Stephen Burgen | The Guardian
are in freefall. Print editions are being discontinued. Editors are
being replaced with alarming regularity. Financial losses are mounting.
Digital strategies are yet to bear fruit. New readerships are fickle,
promiscuous and hard to impress.
If that's true of British and American newspapers, then the situation is, if anything, worse in continental Europe.
Here much of the traditional media is considered to be several years
behind in the digital revolution, still experimenting with paywalls,
digital technologies and alternative means of storytelling. Bankruptcy
stalks the sector, and staff layoffs are a weekly fact of life.