My proposed newspaper model

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The major newspapers are scrambling for a new model, because thanks to the Internet, they’re just a bit obsolete. Now that it’s not possible to hold a monopoly on information these organizations are in a scramble. Since the news is a cornerstone of the US check and balance system, we do have a vested interest in keeping them around even if they’re not always the most objective pieces in the world.

So my proposition: total throwback. Go back to the Extra! approach. Run the daily information as usual, and then print extra editions throughout the day that are only available when purchased from live sellers. There’s the entertainment value of someone screaming “extra! extra!” and it creates a source of information not immediately available online.

Blogs have gone far enough into reporting that the objectivity standard has disappeared, so why not?