The economics of small

The economics of small: I wish I could point to a free version of this story on page one of the Wall Street Journal.


While big newspaper companies are increasingly battling the Internet and other sources of information and advertising, small papers have been able to keep a hold on their markets, concentrating on local politics, sports and community events. Most rural areas don’t yet have the same access to the Web that urban markets do, protecting small papers, for now, from the Web competition that has hurt major papers. Circulation at many smaller papers is holding steady, even as their big-city brethren hemorrhage readers.</blockquote

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