Granted, New York Magazine got this quote from Mort Zuckerman at Time magazine’s Time 100 gala but here we have it, Zuckerman’s suggestion for saving newspapers:
Just make bingo legal on our websites…The newspapers in England are supported almost exclusively by the profitability of running bingo games on their websites. It attracts an enormous audience. But here, you’re not allowed to do it. The gambling interests and Vegas and other places like that have managed to block any other gambling on the Internet. But London, that’s what they do. The Sun makes millions of dollars off of their bingo games…. It’s a simple solution.Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.