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Newspaper industry: bloated, lazy and arrogant

May 28, 2007

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Those are the exact words Will Lewis, editor of the British Daily Telegraph used to describe the current status of the newspaper industry. “If the newspaper industry took a beating, it deserved one. It took readers for granted and continued to make assumptions about them that no longer held true,” he added according to an article by Matt Wells in The Guardian newspaper. However there is hope for the newspapers, if and only if, they listen to Mr. Lewis’ advice, or anyone’s advice for that matter. “The tough times of the past few years have been very useful in many ways. We now know as an industry what we are not good at, be it IT, distribution, customer service. We also have extreme clarity about what we are good at – the story,” Mr Lewis said. Read Matt Well’s article here.

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