Somebody Should Figure Out How to Pay for Journalism, Says Guy Whose Job It Is to Do That

Hamilton Nolan · 03/11/13 08:33AM

For a solid week now, media types have been discussing the ethical and economic quandaries of asking writers to write for free. For—oh, about a decade and a half now, at least—media types have been discussing how the internet might affect the longstanding economic model of journalism as an industry. Now, one of most highly credentialed media thinkers in America weighs in with a proposal: Hey, someone should do something about that.