Writer/blogger Kyle Baxter on the ideal newspaper for the future:
Here’s what it is: an organization whose goal is to be the only place readers need to go to find out what’s going on that’s important (coverage) and what’s meaningful about news events and relevant issues (insight and context). Go deep on certain subjects (politics, technology, sports) and make their writing on it so good that anyone interested in the subject has no choice but to read it.
I use to read The New York Times obsessively – the headlines every morning, usually at least fifteen articles out of the Saturday and Sunday edition when I had more time. No more. I rely on Reuters and BBC more for headlines, RSS, blogs and Twitter for deep dives in subjects like tech, politics, gaming and film. If I could somehow segment off just the NYT politics and film section for a reduced price, I would.