Sunday, May 6, 2012

Interesting roundup of opinions on tablets as newspaper saviors

In a story by Jason Magder, The Gazette presents a variety of  opinions on whether tablets are the next path for newspapers.
"About one-fifth of Americans now own a tablet, so newspapers have rushed to embrace the format, with more resources being poured in to create iPad or Android tablet editions. But will the new newspapers simply become apps? Can tablets alone save the industry?
"Ken Doctor, a former executive with Knight Ridder newspapers, believes tablets can help newspapers transition away from ink and paper. Now an industry analyst, he said tablets have helped to bring about a shift in the mentalities of readers, making it acceptable to pay for news.
"'Kind of by historical coincidence, the tablet came out at the same time newspapers started experimenting with paywalls,' Doctor said."

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