Saturday, January 23, 2010

Can the web save papers?

Tyler Hamilton writes:

sk the most pessimistic observers about the fortunes of the newspaper industry and they'll tell you the "dead-tree" medium is walking the plank, prodded by the same digital daggers that pushed compact discs, camera film and other physical media over the edge.

But the outlook isn't so bleak, say some of the high-tech pirates wielding the daggers. Recognizing that the spirit of journalism is more than just words and pictures on paper, they say they can bring renewed vigour and financial strength to an industry so vital to democracy.

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