Newspapers and Their Quest for the Holy Grail

Riley, Michael
December 2006
Nieman Reports;Winter2006, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p13
The article discusses the involvement of leading-edge thinkers in the development of a business model for the news industry that will pay for quality journalism in a digital world. The development of a profitable business model poses a challenge because it has to be a business model that can support news gathering enterprises during the challenging transition from print to online. Despite the lack of a single answer to the problem, there as several principles that can serve as guides to shape the future of the newspaper industry. They include the need to adopt a new newspaper model.


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