Miller's newspaper survival recipe
If you have a chance, spend a few moments with Robin Miller's "A Recipe for Newspaper Survival in the Internet Age" over on Slashdot
(Disclaimer: Miller refers back to something I wrote here, but I had no inkling till Romenesko and Will Atkinson pointed to the post. So this is no shill cross-post.)
Miller has some fodder worth chewing a long time on, especially the idea that newspapers continue to stumble over the idea of building online communities. His thoughts on the fear of introducing reader comments and the ham-handed ways they are handled on many of the sites that do have them are especially useful. Some other things are less so -- such as the suggestion about online ad circulars (why should Target, for instance, peddle a circular through my newspaper site when it would be just as easy to throw it up on its own site?). But all in all, a worthwhile read.