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FT.com: Aggregators should pay for news, says Bild publisher

April 14th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted by in Editors' pick, Online Journalism

New copyright laws are needed in Europe to stop aggregators using content from news sites for free, Mathias Dopfner, chief executive of Axel Springer, tells the Financial Times.

“Asked if he wanted to see a position where Google was contributing to Axel Springer’s costs if it was going to use its content, he said: ‘Right, yes.’,” writes the FT.

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Reuters: Connecticut papers saved by new investor

January 7th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted by in Editors' pick, Newspapers

Two Connecticut dailies facing closure have been rescued after a new buyer for the titles was found.

Michael Schroeder, owner of Central Connecticut Communications, will buy The Bristol Press and The Herald of New Britain at a time when some media commentators are calling for US state aid to help ailing newspapers.

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