New media riches
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Strike: Money trail

What’s at stake in the writers strike

No one knows how much revenue new media will generate. But some experts believe that once the computer and television merge into a user-friendly box, the studios could deliver their vast TV and film inventories over the Internet. The question is whether new-media revenue could then begin to rival traditional media’s. Here are some indicators of the size of the universe at play, along with other issues in play: ()