For papers, local is the new global

Newspapers have to come up with new ways of making money as their market continues to shrink due to the internet and recession, writes Cillian Barry

14th March, 2009

Two news stories in recent weeks were interesting when related to the future of the newspaper industry. The first was the announcement by Eamon Ryan, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, of an incentive scheme for the ‘microgeneration’ of energy that offers householders and landowners the opportunity to create and sell energy back to the national grid.

The second was the announcement by the New York Times that it was launching ‘hyper-local’...

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