How do we make money through news when news is a perishable item?

How do we make money when news is something we consume quickly and then throw away?

How do we make money when news is something we consume quickly and then throw away?

Jay Rosen posted a Tweet with a link to an interesting article from the Nieman Journalism Lab.  The article “Please pay us for our news – please?”, addresses the question of how to make money through journalism when, to most people, “the daily news is a perishable product of limited value that is here one minute and fish-wrap the next” and “many people don’t care (and in many cases don’t even know) whether they read a story in your paper, or your competitor’s paper, or heard it on the radio, or saw it on TV, or read it on Perez Hilton or found out from their friend at work.”

Dismal and true.  I suggest you check it out.

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