But once this all settles down, the newspaper companies left standing will need additional revenue streams. They should consider looking at the textbook, or better the textbooklet, business. The textbook business is due for reorganization, sooner rather than later. Every community is focused on the education of their children. The investment in education will only increase for at least the next four years. At the same time the pressure to do more with less will continue unabated.
One way newspapers can fit into high school education
My other blog, Tough Love For Xerox is focused on the Digital Print Output Industry. It's what most people -not in the trade- think of as Print on Demand. But POD is just the very tip of the iceberg. In today's post over there, there is an issue that might be important for newspaper publishers and editors, over here.
The context is a continuing discussion about textbooks. Yesterday, I found a February 14th post at Jim Burke's blog. He lays out the optimal teaching-English-High School-classroom experience. Today, I posted how digital Print might enable that experience, today.
The point for newspaper editors and publishers
From Tough Love for Xerox.
1. The article they read might be from that day's San Francisco Chronicle, downloaded for free as part of the digital version of Newspapers in Education program.Versioned Print newspapers could be delivered directly to classrooms. Maybe three times a week. Edited with the classroom experience in mind. My Weekly Reader for High School, on steroids.
There are 9 more points at Reinvented Textbooks: Jim Burke's Use Case.
Printed either in the school or the district. It would be Printed locally, distributed locally, edited in the Cloud, and contextually accurate for that community. It might have a "News in Brief" for international and national news, and two feature stories about that community. It could be newsprint product or a textbooklet.