For millennia (it seems) AP Style has been the style guide for journalist - despite lots of publications and others having their own style guides. AP is like the Ralph Lauren or Gucci of grammar - the giant in the room to whom everyone refers (and defers). Now Reuters news service is strutting its stuff down the style runway, publishing its style guide online for free (AP online is by subscription only). You can see it here or download a PDF here. For more, read here what Reuters' Global Editor, Ethics, Innovation and News Standards, has to say.
Speaking of charging for content online, Bloomberg says that The New York Times is thinking about charging a $5 monthly fee to read its site.
Maybe charging is better than choosing to close? Folio says that according to MediaFinder.com, an online database of U.S. and Canadian magazines, 279 magazines closed down during the first six months of 2009. Of those that closed, the Web versions of 43 of them live on.