Sun Apr 16th, 2006 at 12:49:56 PM EST
As in the US, fewer people in Europe are reading a daily paper, and papers are feeling the pinch. Also, media groups are consolidating and combining--i.e. radio with press, television, Internet, etc.
To a great extent, only somewhat, if at all, later, the corporate trends in the US are being vigorously pressed in Europe, all as part of what is presented with tremendous consistency and repetition in influential mass-media news reportage as the inevitable progress of globalization.