Tuesday, February 10, 2009

How To Save Your Newspaper.

WALTER ISAACSON, THE AUTHOR of this week's Time magazine cover story, discussed the future of print journalism with Daily Show host John Stewart.

Check out the interview. Read Isaacson's essay. Pass along your thoughts.

How can newspapers make money when information on the Internet is generally accepted as being free? Will you pay the "micropayments" Isaacson mentions to read news online?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was just talking about being charged for the internet a couple days ago. I think that in the beginning people will be pissed that they have to pay for something they used to get for free. I also think that some people will pay. Personally I'm not sure I will pay for something I can get for free on TV.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ Matt Piccone haha

Andrew Small said...

I think it's going to be difficult to charge people for information. People who care enough can find ways to get news for free, just like they can retrieve any other form of medium for free on the internet.

Andrew Small said...

I liked this idea on Slate...

http://www.slate.com/id/2210912/

Amanda DiStefano said...

If people want it for free, they will get it. Hence the popularity of piracy concerning music, movies, and such.



Amanda DiStefano
(current Journalism and Society student)