Right now, Australia’s news media dinosaurs are standing on the cliffs of the Yucatan Peninsula roaring out to the government to come -- come quick! -- to rescue them from the impact of the COVID-19 meteor.
They’re not alone. Around the world, once proudly independent media are calling for -- and gratefully accepting -- government rescue from this threatened extinction event.
Governments are keen to help. But they should forget propping up the old ad-supported business models. Here’s an opportunity to remake the journalism that Australia needs.