Monday, April 30, 2012

What's the purpose of a newspaper?

There's been a lot of discussion lately about the possibility of some newspaper websites releasing information to some premium subscribers in advance of, or even in addition to, anything published in the paper. The proposal by a Reuters blogger suggested the New York Times might release sensitive business news early to those who paid for the serve.

As you can imagine, it's kicking up quite a fuss. Here's a nice discussion of the subject by Matthew Ingram on His piece is titled "What is the purpose of a newspaper," which cuts to the heart of the idea. It's a piece that will stretch your mind a bit about what's going on in our business.