The Future Is Free
By Al Diamon
Created Aug 1 2007 - 8:21pm
"I think paid circulation is quickly becoming extinct - readers have too many options. Our job is to get the papers to as many readers as possible - and I'm thinking - only charge `em for it if they want the convenience of home/mail delivery."
- Lee Hewes Casler, publisher of Current Publishing, in an e-mail to me responding to questions about the future of the newspaper business. Current owns eight weekly papers in southern Maine. (Full disclosure: I write a political column for three of those papers.)