The Newspaper Industry in Crisis

Posted: 24 Jun 2009

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David J. Collis

Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

Peter W. Olson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Mary Furey

Harvard Business School

Date Written: May 11, 2009

Abstract

This note is a primer on the newspaper industry, which has been in decline in the U.S. and Western Europe. The 19th century business model whereby news and editorial content was packaged and delivered to homes daily and paid for by national advertisers has been overturned by the internet and the corresponding immediate access to global information. The note covers the history of newspapers, industry economics, current news consumption trends, the response of the newspapers to the threat of the internet, and vignettes highlighting newspaper business models throughout the world.

Suggested Citation

Collis, David J. and Olson, Peter W. and Furey, Mary, The Newspaper Industry in Crisis (May 11, 2009). HBS Case No. 709-463; Harvard Business School Strategy Unit. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1423908

David J. Collis (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Business School (HBS) ( email )

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Peter W. Olson

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Mary Furey

Harvard Business School ( email )

Soldiers Field Road
Morgan 270C
Boston, MA 02163
United States

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