Comment 90360

By fmurray (registered) | Posted July 22, 2013 at 19:29:38 in reply to Comment 90347

Mark123 you are a very intelligent and thoughtful commenter. Thank you.

It's always a bit of a puzzle when people suggest newspaper content should be offered free on the internet. Why? Who is going to pay for news-gathering and posting? Online advertising does not pay the bills. "The Cult of the Amateur" is a really good book that outlines all of the arguments for professional journalism. Perhaps we can get SOME local content on blogs and free sites, but who will volunteer to go to Afghanistan or Iraq? Who can afford to research and write the in-depth series such as Code Red and the recent Barton Street series?

Crowd-funded journalism or free sites like this one are great, but I'll still pay to read the local newspaper for a well-rounded picture of the community (climate-denying articles notwithstanding -- I agree, those have to go).

And, print subscribers don't have to pay extra for online access -- it's all included.

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