Thursday, February 5, 2009

Newspapers must end the free online lunch

Stu Bykofsky writes:

I AM WRITING from the grave that this month's Philadelphia magazine dug for me - and everyone else who works at the Daily News and Inquirer.
Cozy, isn't it? A little dank, a little snug, but so far no worms. (If you paid 75 cents for this paper, there's room for you, too, because the idea of paying for value seems so last-century.)

Headlined "1978 called. It wants its newspaper back" - what does that mean? - the 4,550-word obituary by Steve Volk spends much time bashing publisher Brian Tierney and predicting the demise of his papers.

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