Obsolete newspaper business models were predicated on controlling distribution.
For years publishers haven’t had to worry about business models: they just captured attention and watched the money come in. Those days, though, are over: the publications that survive will start with business models and build journalism around it.
Publishers are wringing their hands about whether or not to utilize Facebook’s Instant Articles, but the truth is most have no choice
The fundamental economic model of newspapers is broken; for journalism to survive, new business models must be found.