Porn and newspapers are in the same boat

“In both cases, the competition is so broad that customers are likely to go elsewhere rather than pay,” writes Jordan Weissmann.

In 2009, Jessica Pressler also noted that the adult entertainment industry and the newspaper business share the same problems. She claimed that the porn merchants were “adjusting themselves to the new reality” and that the newspaper industry could learn from them by “focusing on their talent … the people whose work has actual value: the reporters.”

* Why porn and journalism have the same problem (The Atlantic)
* What the newspaper industry can learn from the porn industry (NYMag.com)

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