Newspapers need to go all digital, and charge per article to read it. 5, 10, 25c per article, IDK.I worked (briefly) at a local Oregon newspaper. It was a complete dumpster fire.
Subscriptions (ie, revenue) are down, which means fewer advertisers want to run ads (ie, other revenue). Downward cycle. The problem is that ancient publishers and ad directors are still running the industry like it's 1974 and they still think they'll break the next Watergate. In reality, the big news already broke on Twitter yesterday and by the time they publish it's old hat.
The newspaper here was textbook mismanagement. Basically, Bill Callahan with some Charlie Weiss and Ron Prince thrown in for good measure.
Agree, but HM articles direct you to OWH, LJS articles.I have said this before, there is nothing better after a Husker win on Saturday than sitting down with the OWH sports, coffee and the dog and read about the game on Sunday. If the paper goes away I will miss that, I sure as heck am not going to get my info from 'twitter/instagram' or any other social media (except Huskermax).
Like I said LJS seems to have figured it out. They make you watch an add or fill out a survey. Then you read an article."We're dead alright. We're just not broke. And you know the surest way to go broke? Keep getting an increasing share of a shrinking market. Down the tubes. Slow but sure. You know, at one time there must've been dozens of companies making buggy whips. And I'll bet the last company around was the one that made the best damn buggy whip you ever saw. Now how would you have liked to have been a stockholder in that company?"
Lawrence Garfield (Danny DeVito)
Other People's Money, 1991
Don't kid yourself, Sipple is shitting his pants. There's no such thing as a successful newspaper model currently, LJS is in a sustained decline heading for the inevitable.Like I said LJS seems to have figured it out. They make you watch an add or fill out a survey. Then you read an article.