At Technode We produced a wonderful chart a couple of days ago, detailing the Chinese digital reading market. This is all good, and intrigues a bigger question that lingering: what are they fighting for?

When we look to America, we can see this question is especially relevant at a time like today, when great media properties are folding left and right. The latest victim is The New Orleans Times-Picayune, a daily known for heroically covering its home city during the Katrina Crisis, but is now forced to cut back to three printed issues a week and shift its focus to online news.

People do not need to see Page One, the documentary about The New York Times, to know that the newspaper business has been in trouble. But newspapers are not the only victims disrupted by waves of technological innovations. Magazines, too, have suffered. Two years ago, the venerable Newsweek was first sold for a buck, and then merged with The Daily Beast, a popular online blog.

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Yang Wang

Yang is currently the brand and media director at Elitime Media & Consulting. He has published and translated seven books, and several of his works have been translated and published in areas such...