Individuated News – iNews

MediaNews Group, the nation’s fourth-largest newspaper chain, said it would test a customized newspaper service this summer at The Los Angeles Daily News. The service will allow readers to choose only the stories they want. MediaNews has been working with a technology company to develop a proprietary printer for a reader’s home. It would receive and print a subscriber has customized newspaper with targeted advertising of course. It is still not clear if subscribers will pay extra for the printer. There was a failed version of this in 1993 when the tried fax newspapers to subscribers. This is another attempt for the newspaper industry to try to hold on to some semblance of what it had been in the past. The days of printed-paper are going by the boards, as the green movement, busy schedules, and instant updated news on the Internet are the reality, making a printed newspaper yesterdays news.

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