How major news aggregators hurt the news industry

“As the financially battered newspaper industry considers various schemes for charging for its digital content (see Prime Time, February/March), some look back ruefully on what news industry blogger Alan Mutter refers to as “the Original Sin” – the more or less collective decision to offer free access to news online.”

This article provides an insightful analysis of AP’s involvement with major news aggregators like Google and Yahoo, zeroing in on the impact on the news industry.