Are there any working business models for journalism?

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At least some well-known publishers are profitable.

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  • The Washington Post just started expanding its newsroom after two profitable years.

  • The New York Times made an $86 million profit in subscriptions alone in the third quarter of 2017.

  • Profits of some well-known publishers often only come as a result of an extensive cut in costs that leaves its mark on the editorial staff, challenging independancy and quality standards. (e.g. the on-going restructuring at the german "Spiegel" or the cuts at two of Australias media organizations.)

  • Profits of well-known publishers are in part provided by corporate publishing, native advertising and other ways in which corporate and political interests are integrated into editorial work, thus watering down the independancy of journlism.