May 22, 2008

Newspapers, Innovation and New Models

Marketplace.Org reports on new models for the newspaper industry by making three major points:
  • Local news primarily belongs on the web
  • The print edition will be a place for analysis, not reporting of details
  • The need for innovation will be unending
Is publishing tons of granular local news on the internet simply the latest way of avoiding the hard decision about which side are you on, which community do you serve? Do the newspapers have the intellectual horsepower to provide good analysis of local events? Will unending innovation grind people down? Frugal Ben Says: Are there easier ways to make a living?

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