Third-quarter ad revenue for 26 online publishers increased by an average of 45.9% compared with the same period in 2002, according to the Online Publishers Association. Members include CNET Networks, New York Times Digital and The Wall Street Journal Online.
New technologies such as DVRs, VOD and the Internet have caused a shift and decline in TV viewing habits among younger adults. Faced with losing millions of advertising dollars, broadcast networks are beginning to experiment with new revenue streams, such as packaging shows on DVDs.
Florida's system of affording grants to its public schools based on year-to-year improvement is somewhat flawed, officials say. By not placing emphasis on overall achievement, schools whose students fare worse often get more grants and higher rankings.