Business Beat: Nov. 9, 2011

Nov 9, 2011

This week:  A reporter for KBIA talks with the largest newspaper in Germany and how it is surviving the economic crisis threatening the newspaper industry, and a unique store along the Katy Trail. 

Trailside Café and Bike shop is a unique stop along the Katy Trail in Rocheport.  Kelly Gehringer spent some time at Trailside. The shop sells, repairs and rents bikes to people along the Katy Trail.

The crisis facing major newspapers is no secret. Cheap advertising and free information online has deeply damaged the industry’s profitability. Yet not everyone is turning their back on the traditional printed newspaper. Süddeutsche Zeitung, the largest newspaper in Germany, still maintains more than 430,000 copies daily.  Camille Maestracci talked talked with chief editor Wolfgang Krach  about how the paper remains viable.