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It’s a tale of two traditional media sectors which once thought the world of magazines and now find themselves, well, a bit confused. They were once the kings respectively of glossy consumer magazines and (sometimes) high-minded business-to-business ones, famed for their paying readers and profit margins juiced up by advertising. Then came the 21st century….
The successful reinvention of some of the world’s leading publishers is clarifying the future for the best daily newspapers. Axel Springer may still be best known for Bild, Europe’s largest-selling tabloid which also operates Germany’s second largest news site. But 50% of revenues now come from outside