John Lanchester has written a good piece for the London Review of Books exploring the prospects for the newspaper industry. Although the sector remains in deep trouble, he sees some glimmers of hope.
In the last few months, however, the tone of the conversation in the business has changed. It’s now not so much ‘We’re doomed!’, more ‘Quick, what’s the plan?’
Lanchester looks at the Evening Standard's successful move to become a free newspaper, and the Times' unsucessful paywall experiment, before concluding that the only long-term solution is for newspapers to become internet-only publications.— BOP Consulting