Glimmers of hope for troubled US newspapers, says study
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US newspaper industry is seeing some glimmers of hope after being battered for years, a prominent study concluded on Monday.
While the industry is about half the size it once was, there are some positive signs, including new revenue streams from digital paywalls and a general economic improvement which is aiding newspapers, the study found.
"For the first time since the deep recession that began in 2007, newspaper organisations have grounds for a modicum of optimism," said the authors of the study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.
The 2013 State of the News Media report said newspapers "have started to experiment in a big way with a variety of new revenue streams and major organisational changes."