Could a Daily Children’s Newspaper Succeed in the US?

In Children's, Discussion by Edward Nawotka


By Edward Nawotka

As discussed in today’s lead story, Play Bac’s daily newspapers for children remain very popular. The model has proven so successful, that Play Bac has licensed the model to publishers in Hong Kong and the Middle East.

In the UK, there’s First News — a weekly pring newspaper — but there is nothing similar in the US. Several US papers offer simplified versions of their news on their sites, such as the New York Times’ Learning Network and others offer supplements or infrequent print editions, such as the Wall Street Journal’s monthly Classroom edition.

But, could the Play Bac model of publishing daily print editions attract enough subscribers in the US to make it a viable business?

Let us know what you think in the comments.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.