There's an incredible post on Alan Mutter's blog by an anonymous former publisher who scathingly indicts the newspaper industry for its failure to truly attempt to accept its problems and raise itself out of the deepening hole it's in.
"There is one underlying reason why newspapers will not be able to take advantage of the opportunities so well presented in your paper: They simply lack the intellectual capacity. In the past, they’ve fumbled every opportunity to harness their resources and address the opportunities. There is no empirical evidence that they have changed their ways in the last 15 or 20 years."
Too true. Anybody who doesn't think so is part of the problem.