Ways of subsidising journalism

Fascinating — and thoughtful — list by Jay Rosen.

I was asked to speak recently at a conference organized by Yale University with the title “Journalism & The New Media Ecology: Who Will Pay The Messenger?” This irritated me. The question should have been “who will subsidize news production?” because news production has always been subsidized by someone or something. Very rarely have users paid directly the costs of editorial production.

Spot on. The post has attracted some very good comments, too.