April 10, 2012

PROSPECTS BRIGHTEN, BUT CONCERNS REMAIN

As the industry’s print-to-digital migration gains steam, newspapers say they’re ready to stop allowing nonsubscribers to read their online content for free. They are also saying that print remains important, and that mobile, and by extension, revenue-generating distribution of content, will be a critical issue in 2012 and 2013.

These are just some of the responses News & Tech received from its 2012 Tech Trends survey, which asked readers to rank the technological investments deemed most critical at their newspapers. Another nugget: Newspaper production and operations managers by a much larger margin than in 2011 say they believe their operations’ financial fortunes have stabilized enough to permit them to invest in new technologies over the next 18 months.

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