March 12, 2009
It's Time for Newspapers to Become Nonprofit Organizations
Throughout the journalistic world and elsewhere, speculation about the future of newspapers has grown fatalistic. Advertising revenue is declining and stock values are plummeting in the face of competition from Google and Craigslist and countless news blogs. At newsrooms across the country, thousands of journalists have been laid off as publishers attempt to cut costs and retain profits.
Proposed solutions to avert the collapse of the newspaper industry include a move to charge small