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Covid-19 could deliver fresh hit to staggering media sector

Impact is expected to be especially difficult for ailing newspaper business

News organisations are expected to take a hit from drops in advertising in an economic downturn, and could see declines in subscription revenue as readers pare expenses.


THE ailing US news industry is bracing for more turmoil with the novel coronavirus pandemic expected to deliver an economic shock to the sector - just when people need credible information the most.

The impact is expected to be especially difficult for the newspaper...

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