Newspapers get online! Find a way to monetize

by cinta5 on March 23, 2009

Dear Newspaper,

Are you online?

I’m tired of hearing about you going out of business.  Local, college, national…you’re all hurting.  If you aren’t online then make it happen.  Ellington CMS can provide everything you need.  It’s a good CMS and I know people that are involved with the development. Some of the best developers in the country!

Maybe you should create a League of Extraordinary Newspapers, all join, and all decide you’re going to charge a once a year fee that’s affordable to the readers.  You’ve spoiled us by giving it away for free, and I know you’re worried we’ll bail on you by making us pay now but I think this is the best solution.  Until we subscribe you should just tease us with those sexy headlines ala  We’ll eventually break down and pay a small subscription fee.  And think about the information you could gather during the sign-up process that you could then provide to potential advertisers.  I know it’s easier said than done, but I think you should try it.

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