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Haven’t they read the mess newspapers are in? More money than sense?

Either way, at this rate, perhaps Russia’s growing oligarch set could…

Haven’t they read the mess newspapers are in? More money than sense?

Either way, at this rate, perhaps Russia’s growing oligarch set could be a viable strategic alternative, for hard-pressed European papers, to the reality of industry change and economic malaise.

The latest – after last year buying France-Soir, the country’s smallest daily, for

  1. These are ultr-rich people, they are buying these newspapers for other reasons. They can influence society, and politics. That’s what Hearst did. And others too.

    Media is a loss-leader, you make it up on other things. I publish a loss-leader too, I just need to find the “other things” that make it worthwhile :)

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