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The Digital Decade

The first European newspaper to launch its own website was the Daily Telegraph in 1994.

Since then, internet use has risen while newspaper circulations have fallen.

Some experts believe that the newspaper industry is "circling the drain"

Websites like newspaper death watch track the decline of American Newspapers.

A lot of newspapers are unhappy that the BBC website gives news away for free.

Along with the quality newspapers, most of the popular tabloids have seen falling circulations.

At the same time, they're funding expensive websites and giving away their content online.

For every 100,000 lost sales (at 50p per copy), the publishers are earning £50,000 less per day. - That's around £12.5 million over


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