As newspaper publishers get more desperate, they keep going back to this thing about charging for content.
Now Dean Singleton jumps all in. But he trots out this stupid justification:
First, we continue to do an injustice to our print subscribers and create perceptions that our content has no value by putting all of our print content online for free. Not only does this erode our print circulation, it devalues the core of our business - the great local journalism we (and only we) produce on a daily basis.
Hey Dean, I've got news for you. You have never charged readers for your journalism at any one of your papers. Not once. In fact, you PAY your readers to take your news. Sure, they buy subscriptions and pay for papers on the newsstand. But that money isn't enough to pay the costs of printing and delivering them.
If Dean really thinks his journalism is worth charging his readers, why isn't he raising his subscription prices? Yea, let's see him do that.