The newspaper business---not that people around here look to hasten its demise---has folks that want to rip apart the model and reassemble it. "Don’t Mourn the Passing of Business Models" is a brief post from a Cato blog that says, bluntly, "The news business as we know it today is just a historical contingency and in no way essential to democracy or an informed society." (I love libertarian writers. In a jungle, they'd be the ones poking tigers.)
We have more media options than ever, except that less and less do they include print newspapers. So what to do with those media options?
What opportunities does a newspaperless future afford?
For those who take seriously the idea of creative destruction---that innovators destroy business structures in order to create something better---how do you envision reassembling the essential parts of a dismantled newspaper business? What would you do with the writers and editors? The foreign offices? The databases and sources?