Mixed results for digital newspaper business


The Dallas Morning News has shut down its premium website after a nine-month run.

The publication is owned by A.H. Belo (AHC -0.7%).

What to watch: The conversion of the print model to digital is an important part of the strategy of newspaper owners (MNI, GCI, MEG, NYT). Though early results have been positive for some major newspapers such as The New York Times and The Boston Globe, other papers haven't been able to swing the clout to get subscribers to pay up.

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  • Tschurin
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    Dear Ed: I believe it's taken the NYT almost 10 years to develop a pay model for it's website content that is commercially viable. I don't think that qualifies as "early results."
    10 Jul 2014, 01:36 PM Reply Like
  • Smead Capital Management
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    There are two Belo companies. Gannett bought the TV stations, not the newspapers.
    10 Jul 2014, 01:39 PM Reply Like
  • mediaguy12
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    This is wrong - Gannett does not own the Dallas Morning News.
    10 Jul 2014, 01:56 PM Reply Like
  • ethanisenberg
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    Media General (MEG) does not own any Newspapers. They have all been sold off over the last 3-4 years
    10 Jul 2014, 03:02 PM Reply Like
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