John Paton’s vision of newspapers divides content into thirds

November 14, 2011
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The New York Times
David Carr sizes up the post-print vision of the newspaper business held by John Paton, who’s now running MediaNews as well as Journal Register Co. “In Mr. Paton’s version of newspapering, a third of the news will be expensive local content produced by professional journalists, a third will come from readers and community input, and a third will be aggregated.” Paton also shares some financial figures for Journal Register: Revenue dropped 2 percent last year, about a third of the industry average, and during his tenure digital revenue has grown by more than five times. || Related: Jim Brady says centralized production of national, international news key to Journal Register’s future