From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-00143

Submission Number:
544505-00143
Commenter:
John Jackson
Organization:
John Jackson
State:
California
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
“If you were starting from scratch, you could never possibly justify this business model. Grow trees–then grind them up, and truck big rolls of paper down from Canada? Then run them through enormously expensive machinery, hand-deliver them overnight to thousands of doorsteps, and leave more on newsstands, where the surplus is out of date immediately and must be thrown away? Who would say that made sense?” I can't agree more with this comment. You need to leave newspapers to their fate, and let the markets decide how they want to get their news. We figured it out before. We'll figure it out again.