My, oh my, my browser is filled tonight with ideas and suggestions for moving journalism and newspapers forward. Here are a few of them:

  • A way to stay alive on weak ad days. Alan Mutter: What if newspapers didn’t kill editions on their ad-weak days and instead replaced them with themed, in-depth editions that appeal to sectors of the community and advertisers?
  • Will Algorithms Make Human Editors Obsolete? Not If Journalists Collaborate. Scott Karp: Instead of turning the task of sorting out all that data to algorithms, journalists need to get together and apply their skills to developing a powerful “linking voice.” With examples. (Scott is one of the sharpest pencils in the box; if you’re not subscribing to him, go do it right now.)
  • Newspaper of the future: Elite, free? Hmm. Kirk LaPointe: Isn’t the hybrid of advertising and subscription support for the newspaper still a worthwhile model?
  • Fire up the time machine – what would you do? Pat Thornton: What if you could go back 10 years and tell yourself about journalism. Interesting thought exercise that has drawn an excellent, detailed comment from Tim Windsor (scroll down).
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