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Sustainability:Christian Science Monitor editor John Yemma breaks down the financial numbers for an online newsroom

The decision by the Christian Science Monitor to drop the daily print version will be a closely watched experiment. Len Witt of the Public Journalism Network has a timely interview with CSM editor John Yemma who gives a more detailed breakdown of what the change will do to costs:

The cost for an approximately 80-person newsroom and eight foreign bureaus would be just $7 million a year, if it were all online, and $12 million with the Friday print edition.

Now we’ll see whether revenues can support CSM 2.0.

One Response

  1. Thanks for posting this. I’m always on the lookout for some hard numbers.

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