That’s online newspaper publishing pioneer Barry Paar’s lament last week at MediaSavvy.
- … They are desperately afraid of “aggregators” grabbing their headlines and treating them as wire services.
Why are they afraid of aggregators? I understand the rationale, but it doesn’t really make any sense. They want you to visit their home page, which they view as the gateway to the rest of their site, every day, whether they have any news for you or not.
Barry’s posting is instructive.