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Bill Mitchell does some math and sees how newspapers could subsidize purchases of iPads for long-term subscribers and perhaps even save money in the process. Newspapers spend a lot of money printing and delivering those papers and keeping subscribers. Put some of that money into a $250 coupon for an iPad, sign people up for two-year contracts, and shazam! Use those presses to print money! OK, not quite. But Mitchell argues papers would start to shift people to a new platform.

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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