Employee-owned newspapers–let's hope they "get" blogging

Lots of back and forth on the good vs. bad of employees owning newspapers. My first thought was, hey, they’re going to learn what it’s like for bloggers who manage to make their blogs into revenue-generating activities–Small Business Trends is a great example of a blog-that’s-become-an-ezine-that’s-become-a-business.

But then I thought, no, that’s not fair. Newspapers are so much more complicated than the one-person world of a blog, where you control everything that happens, including which and how many ads will appear. Newspapers require advertising to pay their overhead–equipment, multi-shift workers, etc. Subscription fees could never cover those steep requirements.

But those employees will be ahead of similar others if they start a blog to complement their news writing.

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