Gulf Business|Gulf Business May 2020
Three very pertinent items for the media industry were published in a recent edition of Gulf News.
Their front cover opinion piece was headlined: ‘UAE newspapers in unprecedented crisis’. It made the point that there is a global surge in the consumption of news and, with so much ‘fake news’ out there, people are turning to established media for reliable information.
True, and whether that’s found in print editions or online is not important. What is important is that without advertising revenue, or as Gulf News points out, a share of the government’s financial stimulus packages, those reliable news sources will dry up forever.
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Gulf Business May 2020