Monday, August 12, 2013

Newspaper editor blames Craigslist for giving consumers what they want

As a friend who is a lawyer has pointed out, 'you can never "steal" customers.' It's difficult to feel sympathy for Seattle Times' publisher who blames the newspaper industry woes on Craigslist.

It's too bad that Craigslist's founder Craig Newmark doesn't take at least some credit for giving consumers what they want instead of being held captive by their local newspapers. From Bizjournals:

Seattle Times publisher Frank Blethen blasted Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist, for negatively affecting the newspaper industry by disrupting newspapers' classified advertising, but Newmark says he's done nothing of the kind.

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