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If Whistleblower take the role of journalism and pursue and locked it back, you can "Newspaper" just bury
Of the "mirrors" Has permanently a debate on the future of the daily newspapers. The absorbent sale of a package of newspaper and magazine titles of Axel Springer AG, which has become known, was the lack of evidence (formerly: WAZ) group, which generally as another skull of the grassy plague of the "Newspaper" was interpreted. And more: That the surrendered German newspaper company has no return expectations for its core products, could also be seen as a symptom of an even deeper crisis that is concerned not only the printed newspaper, but in a total of journalism. It is considered to be identified that Springer does not invest the 900 million euros in journalistic products in journalistic products – the former media company is thus the way to a grocery group, which besides falling, but still profitable entertainment steamer "image" Only those already deficates "world" As a propaganda organ does. But with real journalism, however, this has just as little to do as the talk of the executive committee Dopfner that Springer achieves almost half of his revenue in the digital area, unless you also call jobborsen "journalism" – or websites with real estate offers, award comparisons and promotional prospectuses.
Is now a bad sign when the marketplace of the newspaper industry goes out the journalistic visions? Or if, as just happen, a mail order handler like Amazon the deficits "Washington Post" bought? Not necessarily, because it only shows that the classic business model of newspapers, the room between the ads with messages to fulen, has been exhausted. The attempt to transfer this business model 1 to 1 to the Internet is also failed, and it is obviously questionable whether the required by many publishers and partly already established "Payment barriers" Can save it.