Would You Believe Teens Have No Interest In Paying For News?

from the who-woulda-thunk-it? dept

In a study that should surprise just about none of you (unless you're one of those newspaper execs who still thinks people will pay for the news), it turns out that teens have absolutely no interest in paying for news (thanks Felix Pleşoianu!), and they really like aggregation sites that provide them with a lot of info quickly and efficiently. Could newspapers (or the AP) provide them with this type of service? Sure... but they chose not to, and now complain about the companies that recognized this and provided what they refused to.
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    Anonymous Coward, 15 Apr 2009 @ 10:14pm

    newspaper? im not sure im familiar with that concept

    when i saw the title i was surprised thinking "only teens?!"
    In the information age who needs to buy the paper and end up with one point of view only? today you don't even have to look for news with RSS you can have it all delivered (along with the latest TechDirt Article) to your google page and save yourself the trip to your front yard in the winter :P. Im 34 I don't buy the newspaper my Dad is 73 even he checks the news online, if it wasn't for my mom being computer shy (to say the least) they wouldn't get the paper either.

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