David Carr on the AP announcement

by Jason Preston on April 13, 2009

The current recession combined with a structural shift in ad spending and consumer habits have left the newspaper industry in a box canyon. Many believe they have no choice but to shoot their way out, even if it means taking on Google and the hundreds of millions of eyeballs it represents.

If you ask me, it’d be a much smarter idea to work with Google so that revenue sharing on ads goes to the content creator, not the site host…