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'What we have is a business model problem'

“I see tremendous energy going in to breaking new ground in gathering news, telling stories and creating community. What I don’t see is an equivalent amount of innovation occurring around the business models that will support journalism going forward,” writes Merc business writer Chris O’Brien on PBS’s Idea Lab site.

Newspapers have been putting their stories online for more than a decade, hoping that their online operations would provide the kind of revenues their print side used to provide. It isn’t working out.

O’Brien notes that TV is having a similar problem as people begin to watch shows on their computers.

(Photo credit: PBS.org Idea Lab)

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