Paper envy

I’m suffering from serious paper envy. I’m in London reading The Guardian (full disclosure: I’m consulting there this week, and write for them), The Times, the Evening Standard, The Observer, The Independent, The Mail, not to mention the Metro, the Daily Express, and, for the fun of it, The Mirror and The Sun. And I’m loving it. They have energy and imagination and lots to read. Their businesses are changing, like papers elsewhere. And they have the advantage of being national. But I hear a lot more whining and gnashing of teeth in America from monopoly papers. Competition is good.