I’m not 100% on board with the first item on this list, making content free in the early days of the net hurt newspapers regardless of whether they lost control of the distribution model. Publishers devalued the content and thus have been unable to decouple it from the distribution model since.
Regardless, it’s a thought-provoking list provided by Jeremy Littau with the Washington Post.
These are tough times for journalism. Falling revenue for newspapers and magazines has led to layoffs since 2005, including four major announcements already this year. But the current crisis in the news business is also haunted by misconceptions about the industry and its history. Here are five of the most common.