Feb 12, 2009

Another revenue challenge?

The Utah Legislature is considering a bill that could further undermine the financial health of newspapers in that state. According to blogger J.M. Bell, the bill would allow legal notices to be posted "by the state for a “small” fee as an option to paying the hundreds of dollars charged by print media."

Legal ads are the life's blood of many smaller newspapers and helped attract the chains to the suburbs.


Anonymous said...

yet another reason for MNG to freak

Anonymous said...

you bet, even though only west covina does any real business in legals it is several million dollars each year and it will go bye bye once the legislators take a look at cutting costs. frankly, that business is a gift and should have gone online years ago. a waste of tax payers money.