As the industry struggles to stay afloat, more and more newspapers are charging readers for online content. But instead of being straightforward, some papers refuse to call a spade a spade. (greenkozi/ flickr) From family-owned independents to the largest national chain, it’s become clear that most U.S. newspapers will soon charge readers to visit their websites.
International Data Group has laid off more than 90 people in its flagship tech-industry publishing division, less than two months after completing its sale to a Chinese conglomerate and investment firm, people with knowledge of the job cuts said Wednesday. IDG confirmed that it had cut US staff, but declined to specify the number. The people with knowledge of the layoff figure spoke to the Globe on condition of anonymity to discuss confidential employment information.
Travelers who rent a house or apartment through Airbnb and similar services in Massachusetts could have 11.7 percent in hotel taxes added to their bill under a plan announced Tuesday by the state Senate, the latest sign that lawmakers are serious about closing a loophole that traditional lodging businesses have called unfair.
@brandendurst Honestly, we're all trying. The whole industry, sub-national level, is a threatened business. Moving toward subscriber revenue will (I hope!) make us sustainable financially AND more expressly tied to and responsive toward the public's problems. Staff reductions take their toll.
@brandendurst Hmm, not following on what kinda story you're thinking that would have a major impact, require a lot of digging, but also not be a great story. AP's series on the explosion of West Coast homelessness would fit the first two descriptions, but is also great https://t.co/y4uiWxP6LH
@brandendurst Hmm, I'd say you're right that the press wants to make reporting easier, and wrong that the press doesn't have altruistic motives or want to invest the time and money to do hard investigative journalism. Ask the former mayor of Seattle about that last one.
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