(Since this piece will be published on al.com, I make the following disclosure: I receive no pay from Advance Media or al.com; al.com does not edit or influence my content in any way–they allow me to write any dumb thing I want)
I’m a big advocate for our Birmingham region, so I’m constantly bombarded by folks bemoaning the death of our daily newspaper. They seem to be genuinely embarrassed.
But with today’s technology the old business model makes no sense:
• Cut down millions of trees
• Process into paper
• Ship to publishers
• Sort for distribution