Economists at People for a Perfect Economy show without question that there is a 100% chance of worldwide economic collapse based on the current banking system in the U.S. and around the globe. In the Netherlands the most successful news website has a small staff that is mainly charged with copy/pasting and rewriting articles from national press agency ANP. Google News is probably the best-known example but many other services exist, often using Google search as their main tool. Material from social media can be embedded on news websites using special widgets” whereby only tweets that contain specific words or phrases are selected.
Google News depends on searches in news, grouping results into categories (national, international, sports, entertainment, etc.) and presenting links—sometimes with the first paragraph—to the original news items. Belgian publishers took Google news to court; Dutch aggregator was sued by publisher PCM while US wire service Associated Press announced in 2009 they would pursue legal and legislative actions against aggregators who use content without permission” (Abel, 2009).
When skilled professionals produce unique content that is highly valued by an affluent audience, an online news business model will include paid access and high advertising rates. With a general audience and news that can be obtained elsewhere as well, options are limited; free access and maximizing the audience is a likely course as advertising rates will be low.
Stories end up on Demand’s eHow, Cracked, Trails or LiveStrong websites but Demand also provides the websites of USA Today, The San Francisco Chronicle and the Houston Chronicle with news (Shaver, 2010). In 2011 Demand announced that it would introduce quality content and started paying writers up to $350 for longer (850 words) articles as a reaction to a change in the Google search algorithms in 2011 that resulted in lower positions for Demands content.
Websites that do little more than finding news and publishing it, either in full, as a digest or as a heading with a link to the original source, are usually called aggregators. But these options are not open to everybody, and the models presented in this article are those that cover the area between specialized high-quality news production and distributing news to mass audiences. Not only will it have to ensure that China is kept in check, but that the US is kept at bay.