News Sites Hustling for Profits:

News Sites Hustling for Profits: has an extensive package of stories on how news sites are trying to get to profitability. Perhaps the most in-depth business story ever done on the state of online news (read newspapers) sites. Topics range from:

Getting Money in the Coffer: News sites are trying everything from promotional girlie calendars to high- tech ads; most still haven’t found a way to make the Web pay.

Fiddling the Numbers: The lack of accounting standards makes it impossible to know which news sites are turning a profit.

How’s Business?: A breakdown of the numbers at a sampling of news sites.

From Independence to Special Scrutiny: Many news sites are being folded back into parent companies.