The first report on the newspaper crisis (from 1981)
No one in the newspaper industry can argue they didn’t see the internet coming. According to this newscast they have been working on online distribution for nearly three decades. Most papers still haven’t worked out a sustainable business model – I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that the $5-an-hour idea in this report probably won’t catch on. My guess is the papers that survive 2009 will be operating online more like the WSJ than the NYT.