How will expensive reporting be paid for in the multimedia future? Can the webÂ fund future BobÂ Woodwards and Paul Foots?Â I believe Centres likeÂ ours mustÂ contribute to the search for economic models that canÂ preserve the quality and plurality of journalism. I've written about the topic at greater length today on the Guardian's CommentisFree website.Â Â
So we've been here a while now, and it looks like the course is going to be great. A little bit worried about the comment Ian made to our tutor groupÂ
The endgame for the newspaper is in sight, says Philip Meyer, hack-turned-professional-doomsayer and author of The Vanishing Newspaper. That 2005 book is commonly quoted as predicting April 2043 as the date on which the last New York Times appears - although in fact his model suggests the industry would have capitulated long before that.