It Ain’t Broke, So Why Fix It?

David Jacobs is the Publisher of the Boston Courant, a weekly news organization with 40,000 subscribers. But I can’t link to it because, even though he founded the company in 1995, he hasn’t put it on the web.

That’s right – no Twitter, no YouTube channel, no web site. Nothing. The only way to read it is to order up a print subscription. Which appears to cost … nothing.

It’s free.

Curious? Yes. And the Nieman Lab’s Callum Borchers has the story. Worth a read.

If you know me, you know where I stand … but I have to admire someone like Jacobs. And admit there’s a small part of me that wouldn’t mind going back to those simpler (if less thorough) days of using just still photos to tell stories.

(Thanks to John Bohn for the lead.)

Mark E. Johnson

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