"Why should I buy the paper when I can read it for free online?" -comment left recently by a reader on the Miami Herald's website
Here's a couple of stories for all those people who think that everything they read on a newspaper's website appears there magically...and for free.
The Boston Globe spent more than $1 million to investigate sexual abuse of children by priests, editor Marty Baron said at the University of Oregon. When Baron was at the Miami Herald in 2000, it cost the paper $850,000 to do an audit of the Florida vote count. Tony Ridder, then Knight Ridder CEO, paid the bill "without complaint," said Baron. "How many newspaper executives would do now what he did then?"via Romenesko