May 31, 2007
A LOOK AT THE FUTURE OF NEWSPAPERS:
Right now thereâ€™s a dispute at Romanesko over whether Google is to blame for newspapersâ€™ problems â€“ why, they link to things they donâ€™t pay for. One writer confronted the future square on, and came up with two forward-thinking responses: a class-action suit, and union pressure.
Thatâ€™ll do it. I can see the headline: Newspapers win $1.6 billion verdict against Google, use the money to start a youth-oriented tabloid giveaway paper that competes with YouTube. If you flip the corners of the pages really fast, the pictures appear to move!
It’s a winner.