With declining revenues for print media, they are trying all sorts of things to survive. One of them, News Corp, thinks it would be better to block Google from indexing their online content and prevent their news items from appearing in Google News.
Rupert Murdoch, owner of News Corp, is supposedly not too happy dealing with Google and is thinking about switching to Bing. He owns some very popular newspapers including Times of London and Newyork Post. Some other newspapers like Denver Post and Dallas Morning News are also thinking of pulling some of their stories from Google News.
A popular alternative that is being suggested to resolve the issue is that newspapers would offer both paid and free content, with free content being indexed by search engines to bring them more traffic.
What do you think would happen to a popular newspaper if it pulls out from Google, would it survive without traffic from the major search engine and news site?