Pat Thornton says newspapers, rightly I believe, need to let some niches go.
Many newspapers have been shrinking in recent years, yet they are still trying to cover as many beats and put out similar levels of copy. Does anyone honestly believe that writers and copy editors will magically be able to turn out the same quality of work while doing much more of it each day? No one with a brain does, and this is why newspapers are constantly printing mistakes and running embarrassing corrections.
That does beg a question.