Media Matters

* The Wall Street Journal, an anomaly in the newspaper business, is still very much in the black. A key factor: It was ahead of its time on digital publishing. Back in the mid ‘90s, it began charging readers for online access. At the other end of the existential print spectrum: The NortheastNews of Kansas City. In underscoring how lost ad revenue during the pandemic has made its business model even more problematic, it recently published an edition with a blank front page. The less-than-nuanced message: This is what it will be like when we’re gone.

* This year marks the 35th anniversary of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” It still works.

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