A profound shift in the newspaper business model, evolving for years, is finally here.

Global newspaper circulation revenues are larger than newspaper advertising revenues for the first time this century, according to the annual World Press Trends survey released Monday by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

“The basic assumption of the news business model – the subsidy that advertisers have long provided to news content – is gone,” said Larry Kilman, Secretary General of WAN-IFRA, who presented the survey at the 67th World Newspaper Congress, 22nd World Editors Forum and 25th World Advertising Forum in Washington, D.C. “We can freely say that audiences have become publishers’ biggest source of revenue.”

Newspapers generated an estimated US$179 billion in circulation and advertising revenue in 2014 – larger than the book publishing, music or film industries. Ninety-two billion dollars came from print and digital circulation, while 87 billion came from advertising, the survey said.

“This is a seismic shift from a strong business-to-business emphasis - publishers to advertisers - to a growing business-to-consumer emphasis, publishers to audiences,” said Mr. Kilman.

Never Take a Killer Whale to a Car Wash

August 16th 1993

Today’s topic is how to set loose your neighbourhood killer whale since ‘Free Willy’ got it all wrong.

The ‘Wild Things’ staff was wondering how exactly the average person is supposed to liberate a captive killer whale since after careful research of the cetacea order we determined these creatures can weigh nine tons and are 21 feet longer than the cargo area of a doge grand caravan with all the seats removed.

The federal government doesn’t appear to be interested in springing willy so we offer this handy “Guide to freeing killer whales- Don’t believe free willy” willys rescue is ‘totally fictitious and would be very harmful to a real killer whale” 


Authors: funblade and amipiai, Promo Image Artist: xuunies (source)
Type: Mixed
Tag: #Future AU

SO IN A WORLD WHERE EVERYONE IS HOPEFULLY ALIVE AND GRADUATED PAST BEACON, Team RWBY grows and settles further into adulthood with a variety of professions. (Source)


Mech-armed, one-eyed Ruby, suspenders/it’s-a-combat-tux Weiss, slicked-back-hair Blake, and absolute firearm Yang are the hallmarks of this AU. Also includes some Penny and some JNPR.

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