A new business model for online news


We all know it’s a free-for-all among the news media these days: how do you attract readers while at the same time containing costs? Gert had a brainwave after she read these enticing headlines directing her to online articles:

How Older Men Tighten Their Skin

 10 Things that Really Turn Off Women

 Sydney café closes children’s playroom after ‘disgusting’ behaviour

Gravy wrestlers battle it out for world title

She didn’t bother reading the articles. She preferred to use her imagination, and that’s the brainwave. What if news media only provided headlines and left the rest to the reader’s imagination? What a saving in journalists’ wages, research, and all that boring stuff. And what a gift to the nation, awakening the almost-dead imagination of the population. Here are a few headlines to get you started:

Prince Philip’s bizarre secret

Polar bear art discovery

Sandwich swallows toddler

36 things you should never do in public

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4 thoughts on “A new business model for online news

  1. I can only guess. Perhaps a smart advertising campaign by the makers of gravy. I think I’d prefer it to the latest fad of women punching and kicking the daylights out of each other.

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