Frank,Thanks for refering to by blog on "The End of Elite Media Empires" your Books, Inq. site readers have been pinging the site. Your future is much brighter with local, independent owners. I'm a Rowan U graduate and grew up with the Inq. It's one of the top 10 great U.S. papers.
Greg,Thanks for the kind words. I think you're right about local, independent ownership. The way to insure the future of newspapers,IMHO, is for every paper to chart its own course and cut out looking to see what the Times or Post has written about to make sure ... something else is written about it. Any paper that was filled every day with well-written, well-reported storied would sell well, I think, especially if those stories couldn't be found anywhere else - let alone everywhere else.
Frank,Do you have "Savage Nation" on any "talk" stations in Philly? If so, tune in today. Michael Savage is starting a grass roots boycott of Citgo stations, the PDVSA-Hugo Chavez owned gas stations. My sadbastards.wordpress blog has 7,000 hits this month because of just a few blurbs I wrote about Citgo. I have 500 page views today. It's a hot issue that newspapers used to cover, but they became too PC.