Newspapers from the big, like The New York Times, to the small, like The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus will soon require readers to pay to read their stories online. We look at why newspapers are creating paywalls and what it means for the future of journalism. Our guests include David Mindich, Professor and Chair of the Journalism and Mass Communication Department at St. Michael’s College, and Catherine Nelson, the Vice President and General Manager of The Times Argus and the Rutland Herald.
Also in the program, the annual Death Race in Pittsfield is this Satruday. Founder Joe Desena explains the sublime meaning behind the misery of the 10-mile extreme obstacle course.
And if the Death Race isn’t your cup of tea, the Vermont Hisotry Expo is also this weekend, in Tunbridge. Town historical societies across the state have exhibits there, including East Middlebury which is celebrating the history of the toy piano. For decades most of the toy pianos sold in this country were made in Vermont.