"All newspapers in the world need to shut down their websites, if just for a day, to demonstrate that it is the fourth estate that actually provides 90% of the news on the Internet," that's the provocative claim by Cale Cowan, in an article published in the Nanaimo Daily News in Canada today.
Cale also says: "With Internet vultures like Google and the Huffington Post giving it away for free, there isn't going to be much left in the bank to pay for professional journalism.....Yes, in perhaps the greatest catch-22 of all time, we have helped create the problem that is now threatening us. And it is our problem to figure out. But we also need to start reminding people that what we do, although free on the Internet, comes at great expense and holds great value."
Picked this up via Sam Shepherd on Twitter!
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