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Hearst's Answer to Newspapers' Dilemma: Charge Readers More

3 Minute Ad Age: March 13, 2009

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Newspaper readers have long paid less than it actually costs to deliver the product to their homes. And now, as newspaper companies struggle to survive, those readers should pay the real costs of that service. That was one of the suggestions made by Hearst Newspapers President Steven Swartz at this week's Future of Newspapers panel. That event at Columbia University's Journalism School explored the dire straits in which print publishers like Mr. Swartz find themselves.

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