said by Oh_No:The only problem is that as far as I know online advertisement pays much less than ads in paper version.
I have a friend in the paper business.
The cost of the daily paper just covers the printing and delivery.
All the newspaper profits and salaries come from advertisements.
This is why a newspaper can switch to online only and not miss the subscription fees. A server is alot cheaper than running printers.
They need to find a way to capitalize on online advertisements to cover reporters salaries. Advertising is the most important department to a newspaper.