Month: January 2015

The start of a new year seems to be a good time to rehash the old question: What if newspapers just gave up their print editions and went digital-only — could they survive?

As many have done before, a few years ago, Frédéric Filloux (digital operations director of Groupe Les Echos and co-proprietor of the estimable Monday Note blog) took a crack at the question in a column at The Guardian entitled How to Make Money from Digital News.

My friend Bill Densmore, who supplies me with a pretty good news stream of emailed articles about digital media, reminded me that I had sent him some back reactions to that piece and suggested doing an update of that thinking. So here goes.