...A belated thank you, Clark. The DC SENTINEL on this Monday is just ,16 pages, two 8-page sections! For a while, they even dropped the editorial page on Monday. Santa Cruz is not NYC or Chicago. or even Memphis - but in the past, the Sentinel apparently had a bureau/office in hour-aeay more rural/poorer/Hispanic Watsonville, further inland. On one level, a compact paper is nice - but this is quite a lot of less!!!
...Reviving this, at least some here, I'm sure, saw that " the real life DAILY BUGLE ", the tabloid NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, has laid off half (or more) of it's editorial staff!!
I think the future of newspapers is as online nonprofits. I don't see how objective journalism can be subsidized any other way. The NYT and Wapo may be exceptions.