Tim Gallagher | Editor & Publisher | November 21, 2019
If you want to understand how to save the newspaper business, start by moving out of a house you have lived in since 2000.
As I dumped thousands in movies and music, I comforted myself with the mantra, “I can stream it. I can stream it.” The shift in media in less than two decades is profound. Any movie, song, game or TV show you want you can stream.
The question we all face in the newspaper industry is how to compete in a world in which the chief competitors—entertainment companies and technology companies—have collaborated and adapted to the new world.
Not only do these competitors perform better in the technology world, they often take our greatest asset—local content—to drive audience and profit for themselves. We must stop that content rip-off if we hope to survive.