Moats on newspapers

Rutland Herald Editor David Moats has a great piece on Vermont Public Radio this week on the national decline of the newspaper industry.

In the piece, he makes a very vital point:

The newspapers are the ones doing most of the in-depth original research. If there were no newspapers, somebody would have to invent them, if they could pay for them.

That comment ruffled the feathers of a Vermont blogger. But I had to giggle because the post following that one – by another blogger on the site – begins with the words, "Based on a report in the Rutland Herald …"

-Dan Barlow