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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

UPDATE: Will people pay to get their newspaper online?


A little over a year ago, I blogged about the possibility of newspapers charging a fee to read their online websites:


“I think it’s a very short term strategy and it will die with its readers.”

Jeff Jarvis, CUNY journalism professor

Jarvis appeared today with former newspaper editor Alan Mutter on NPR’s Radio Times, a one-hour discussion program produced by WHYY in Philadelphia.

It’s a fascinating and yes, quite grim discussion about the current status and its future. Here are, and I’m paraphrasing, some of the comments made by Jarvis and Mutter:


Read the entire blog here and make sure you make time to listen to a compelling public radio discussion.

The radio program is more relevant given today’s announcement by the New York Times.

Bye, bye conservative readers, and probably lots of liberals, too.

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