There are more places to go for local news but less news to find there, and the great majority of actual reporting still comes from newspapers, according to a study of the Baltimore area that is scheduled to be released on Monday.
That’s great news for newspaper fans, like me. This, however, is not good news for anyone …
Even the reporting done by traditional media was driven mostly by government statements rather than journalists’ own digging, the study found.
Maybe that dynamic will change if more of the freeloaders reading their news online, for nothing, finally recognize the truth in the old adage: “You get what you pay for.”