The Metro revolution and beyond; 15 years of free daily newspapers

Authors Piet Bakker
Publication date 5 July 2011
Type Lecture


Paper presented at Diversity of Journalisms. ECREA Journalism Studies Section and 26th International Conference of Communication (CICOM) The launch of more than 300 free daily newspapers worldwide during the last 15 years defies the idea that newspaper markets are impossible to penetrate. Although a third of papers closed down in the last ten years, newspaper circulation in most countries with free newspapers is actually higher than before their entry. Readership analysis of free newspapers shows that these papers have a younger audience than paid newspapers, contradicting the notion that young people don’t read newspapers anymore.

Language English