Errr, maybe not!
But that won't stop Walter Isaacson (yup, the ex-CEO of CNN and one-time editor if TIME magazine) saying on The Daily Show that newspapers made a mistake by initially putting everything on the Internet for free and and asking questions such as:
"Who's going to send people to Baghdad if always everything in journalism is free?"A few points, if I may:
- Journalism isn't free (its product is just given away for free by the likes of Google)
- Once you've started giving stuff away for free, its incredibly difficult to then start charging (even small amounts) for it
- Please don't 'save your newspaper' if you can't provide a compelling reason for doing so