France says 30,000 have signed up for "My Free Newspaper" project

New York Times
Young readers (18 to 24) in France are being offered a free, yearlong subscription to a newspaper of their choice. Costs of the project are being shared by the newspapers and the government. Former Le Figaro media editor Emmanuel Schwartzenberg opposes the giveaway. "This just reinforces the belief that newspapers should be free, which is a very bad idea."

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    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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