Mindy McAdams twittered this article by Lauren Rich Fine earlier today. Fine reports that because news is ever changing and is relevant for only a short amount of time, making consumers pay for it won’t work. However, she suggests that newspapers return to their watchdog roots “necessary to preserve a democracy,” writing local and investigative pieces and providing complements to those stories online.
- Do you think these steps will be enough to save newspapers?
- Do print newspapers even serve a purpose anymore?