Comics the next frontier for online newspaper ad revenue?

19 Nov 2008

Can comics become a new profit center for newspapers? Hearst-owned King Features hopes so. The syndicate is launching a new ad-driven portal called Comics Kingdom that will be available for local newspaper Web sites.

So far, King Features has signed deals with the online divisions of The Daily Oklahoman, Milwaukee Journal Sentin

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Brian Blum

Brian Blum covers the U.S., Canada and Israel for Classified Intelligence Report, and contributes to our special reports and research projects. Originally from San Francisco and now based in Jerusalem, he has been with the AIM Group since 2004. He is the president of Blum Interactive Media, specializing in writing and multimedia content development for online, print, video and audio. His clients include newspapers, universities and non-profits. He is currently working on a book about the billion-dollar bankruptcy of a once high-flying Israeli startup.