If you want independent media pay for it!
Kosovar journalist Enver Robelli, who lives and works in Zurich, talks about independent and professional journalism in a Facebook post.
1. Independent and professional journalism has perspective only if there are readers who pay for content. The New York Times, probably the best newspaper in the world, announced this week that it has managed to secure over 10 million subscribers. At the end of December the newspaper had 800 thousand subscribers of the print edition. 5.9 paid for the digital edition, more than two million paid for other content. To these are now added 1.2 million subscribers to the sports website The Athletic, which the New York Times has bought for $ 550 million. For the last quarter of 2021, the New York Times managed to earn 109.3 million dollars. The newspaper's next target: 15 million subscribers by 2027.
2. There is a shortage of readers and readers who pay for content, the journalistic content is this: the jaws of some pictures and figurines locked in a house and monitored 24 hours with cameras, while the long-tongued public is waiting to see who is trapping whom. or who at what angle is copulating in any horizontal activity. Then the news is some post on social media (a). And the exclusive portal news: (k) so-and-so analyst hits so-and-so (k) the analyst, clashes, swearing, punches, violence, psychic terror. Eh, yes, journalists say that too! Crazy journalist produced for an audience that crazy people want to see as four-legged animals.