After One Company Drops AP, Professors Say Large Papers to Expire or Evolve, Adapt to Hostile Business Climate

While many may view such actions as more evidence of the extinction of major daily newspapers and the old world order of media, two Texas Tech University journalism professors see it as the dawning of a media rebirth – one that will mimic the phoenix.

Metro USA, a media company with daily newspapers in New York, Boston and Philadelphia, announced its intentions March 30 to cancel its contract with the Associated Press effective April 1.

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