I propose the radical notion that not only is changing the copyright law to preserve existing newspapers a bad idea, it doesn’t address the problem and won’t work. The New York Times needs to get with the times and get over themselves.
Of note, Tribune, the bankrupt newspaper/TV chain, continues to have a profit margin of 8%. That’s right, they are making money. Just a heck of a lot less than they used to and not nearly enough to service their debt.
And, for amusing contrast, Jason Jones’ report on the NYT. Comedy Central has better production values.
Your points here echo those of my post on this topic, http://wetmachine.com/i…
I particulary recommend the writing of “Athenae” on the site First Draft on this topic. She’s a former newspaper person & has thought a lot about it and observed a lot.