No happy endings

A blunt assessment of the newspaper industry at Poynter: “Business has been terrible for a year now, it’s bad today and it will stay bad for quite a bit longer.” The trends aren’t going to look good. What’s needed are radical break-out strategies. What should local be online? I have my ideas, some of which I’ve blathered about here. What are yours? I think the question starts, again, not with what a newspaper can or should be but with what local means online.