Here’s the bitter truth — the feared loss of civic value is not the basis for a BUSINESS.
The problem with the newspaper industry, as with the music industry before it, is the sense of ENTITLEMENT. What we do is valuable. Therefore we have the right to make money.
Nobody has the right to a business model.
Ask not what the market can do for you, but what you can do for the market.
Sorry about the capital letters, but Scott Karp quoting Seth Godin got carried away. The short piece is worth a read though: it asks the right questions about the future of newspapers - for a change.