A newspaper that people will pay for

The decades-long decline in newspaper circulation — from very few people not reading or discussing the daily local newspaper in the 1950’s and 60’s, to only a small fraction of the people bothering to read a paper at all — is, on the one hand, pretty depressing. People are not buying what newspapers are selling. That’s an undeniable fact.

People need information to know what they need to do and figure out exactly how they’re going to do it. Tuskegee Airmen, front row, left to right: unidentified airman; Jimmie D. Wheeler (with goggles); Emile G. Clifton (cloth cap) San Francisco, CA, Class 44-B. Standing left to right: Ronald W. Reeves (cloth cap) Washington, DC, Class 44-G; Hiram Mann (leather cap); Joseph L. “Joe” Chineworth (wheel cap) Memphis, TN, Class 44-E; Elwood T. Driver? Los Angeles, CA, Class 44-A; Edward “Ed” Thomas (partial view); Woodrow W. Crockett (wheel cap); at Ramitelli, Italy, March 1945. Library of Congress, Wikipedia.