So much for that model

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    After Three Months, Only 35 Subscriptions for Newsday's Web Site

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    In late October, Newsday, the Long Island daily that the Dolans bought for $650 million, put its web site, newsday.com, behind a pay wall.

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    That astoundingly low figure was revealed in a newsroom-wide meeting last week by publisher Terry Jimenez when a reporter asked how many people had signed up for the site. Mr. Jimenez didn't know the number off the top of his head, so he asked a deputy sitting near him. He replied 35.

    Michael Amon, a social services reporter, asked for clarification.

    "I heard you say 35 people," he said, from Newsday's auditorium in Melville. "Is that number correct?"

    Mr. Jimenez nodded.

    Hellville, indeed.

    The web site redesign and relaunch cost the Dolans $4 million, according to Mr. Jimenez. With those 35 people, they've grossed about $9,000.

    In that time, without question, web traffic has begun to plummet, and, certainly, advertising will follow as well.

    After Three Months, Only 35 Subscriptions for Newsday's Web Site | The New York Observer
     
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    The consultant who sold them that idea has moved on to better and brighter things, I am sure.
     
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    I heard he's spearheading the Healthcare reform recovery, oops, that is restructuring, I mean, resusitation, that is to say resurection.
     
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    its rescue rebuild and restore.
     
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    That sounds like the 'How to Run Government by Barack Obama' model.
     

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