What’s the point of saving newspapers?

This comes via boingboing.net today. After J-school, I’m more convinced than ever that newspapers (ink on dead tree) are pretty much doomed, with the exception of some niches — free papers, alternative papers, hyperlocal neighborhood papers. Even among my journalist friends, I can’t think of anyone that has an actual subscription to a dead-tree daily … Read more

If it isn’t there, you can’t fix it.

This fellow gets it. Everyone knows by now that the newspaper industry is broken, possibly beyond repair, but, particularly over the last three or four years, I’ve come across countless folks that want to sell you a solution to “fix” it.  But it can’t be fixed.  The environment has changed, and the niche that newspapers … Read more