David Olive’s new model for newspapers: “shrink the newsprint product to a 32-page broadsheet or tabloid featuring only staff-written feature-length content and the best material available from other publications worldwide.” Shunt all generic news to the Web. Harness newspapers to explain the meaning of the news.

Simple, right? Nothing’s that simple — as Olive discusses in his Toronto Star blog. But the piece is worth a look, and the idea worth thinking about.

David Olive’s new model for newspapers: “shrink the newsprint product to a 32-page broadsheet or tabloid featuring only staff-written feature-length content and the best material available from other publications worldwide.” Shunt all generic news to the Web. Harness newspapers to explain the meaning of the news.

Simple, right? Nothing’s that simple — as Olive discusses in his Toronto Star blog. But the piece is worth a look, and the idea worth thinking about.

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