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  1. Hmmm…also reminds me of this quote, “Special-interest publications should realize that if they are attracting enough advertising and readers to make a profit, the interest is not so special.” – Fran Lebowitz

    I believe that there will always be a role for REAL newspapers…but there aren’t many of those left. And, they all need a strategy for integrated online/offline content access. Some pubs can and do make paywalls work, because of the content. (Duh, Mary)

    I subscribe to the Daily NYT (which also gives me/will give access behind paywalls) – NOT for breaking news but for solid, well-researched reporting with adult-level details and entertaining, enriching writing about topics I might not otherwise ever think about, much less read. And, reading it in 3-D, flipping pages, scanning topics, tearing out articles…is a whole different (and engaging) experience than reading online.

    I don’t, however, subscribe to the Albuquerque Journal because – well, there’s no there there.

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