[CQ-Contest] what else is lost

Pete Smith N4ZR n4zr at contesting.com
Sun Feb 2 16:02:35 EST 2014

To me it seems likely to be a vicious cycle.  I know that back in the 
80s or 90s some magazines tried to fix their balance sheets by cutting 
paid subscribers.  It didn't work.

73, Pete N4ZR
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On 2/2/2014 11:58 AM, Tom Osborne wrote:
>> Charly, why are you so quick todismiss the idea of a web-based,
>> advertiser-supported magazine?  It requires more than QST's images of
>> the paper magazine, but as someone suggested a few weeks ago, there
>> *are* successful hobby magazines on the web.  Of course, some people
>> will always seek out "echo chambers" that reinforce their own views, but
>> quality still has a chance.
>> 73, Pete N4ZR
> Do these magazines actually make money from subscriptions or from the 
> advertising revenue?  Maybe fewer vendors are advertising in CQ.  I 
> know that QST is about half ad's now.  73
> Tom W7WHY
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