Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Shift Control?

As the Guardian goes with a full RSS feed to augment the Berliner, so the Christian Science Monitor announces that it will publish in print only weekly, and daily publishing will be online from April 2009. Techdirt is hopeful: taking that plunge, it will force the CSMonitor to really focus in on making its website as good as it can be, both for readers and for advertisers. That sort of hyperfocus could be quite useful, as we've seen too many newspapers find themselves in a struggle for resources and attention between the (dwindling) cash cow print business, and the small, but growing, online markets. No matter what, you can bet that other big (and small) newspapers will be watching the CSM's leap with great interest as they plan their own strategies for a changing media world.

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