• http://www.michael-martinez.com/ Michael Martinez

    One should wonder where legal notices will be filed once print classified advertising has gone away.

  • http://www.planetc1.com/ Michael Dorausch

    The first classifieds graph is just about opposite from what we’ve seen for a vertical online classifieds site. Traffic has continued to grow year after year, and nearly all advertising is free. I imagine there are thousands of similar sites (niche targeted) that have eaten away at potential profits for print paper.

    Not sure what models would work for online news revenue, but I’d certainly consider supporting my local news, just as I do SEL. I support this site, not because there’s any special benefit, but more because it feels like the right thing to do, plus I feel like I’m helping those I know personally that work for the site.

    Perhaps newspapers could be more community focused and gather increased online subscriptions via those channels, although I tend to think that’s unlikely.

  • http://cheapzensoup.com HairyPotheadE

    Do you mean there are still people reading news on print? How quaint… but not much environmentally friendly… not to mention that newspapers smell.