Friday, January 2, 2009

Let Them Die

When do we reach the point that we say “Let them die”? Here’s a better question: Have we reached the point when we say “Let them die”? It’s my contention that we’ve reached that point.

A good rule of thumb in determining whether something should be allowed to die is whether it can’t survive without frequent government assistance payments. It’s a fact that nature abhors a vacuum. It’s also fact that markets abhor vacuums, too. It’s just a matter of time before someone thinks of an efficient model for reporting the news.

This new model mustn’t just be a ‘tinkering around the edges’ model. It must re-examine a newspaper’s role.


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