iTunes model for news won’t work

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?
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