Some of his ideas include:
- No more free content.
- No more free ride to aggregators.
- Throw out the Newspaper Preservation Act.
Also check out "What is Bad for Newspapers Might be Good for the World...." by David Cohn, a journalist turned entrepreneur. Currently running spot.us a nonprofit to support indy journalists. In response to Carr's piece, Cohn writes that "I think we have LOTS to lose if newspapers go under. But I also think there is an inflated sense of self-worth" in articles such as Carr's. According to Cohn, "Yes - putting content online for free has caused economic problems for newspapers - but it has made mankind better:
- How many people have been informed because newspaper content was made available online for free?
- How many people made better decisions because they were engaged in online conversations - that reacted to newspaper content?
- How many young people learned to appreciate high quality journalism because it was easy to access?