Ontario Premier Doug Ford says what Donald Trump knew when he won the US presidency in 2016: journalism is irrelevant.
It is also what I said in my 2018 book When Journalism was a Thing.
Newspapers are collapsing. Bailing them out is a wasted effort. The industry needs an alternative, and one that takes the realities of technology and audiences into consideration.
There will be a lot of people in the industry who will be livid about this observation. A little more honesty and humility would be a far better attitude to take…