It is no secret that the newspaper industry needs a new business model.Â Television is likely close on its heals. The New York Times reports today that:
With the recession battering advertising online, in print and on television, media executives are contemplating a tougher trick: making the consumer pay.
The Free-Versus-Paid Debate for Online Web News Heats Up - NYTimes.com
Would you pay for good national news?Â How about local news, information and investigative journalism in your city and town.Â If so, how much would you pay for each?Â One dollar/week?Â Two?Â What is good news reporting worth to you, fellow Gatherers?Â And what will you do for local information if your local paper closes its doors this year?