Some problems lie with the newspapers themselves. I alluded to that earlier. That is, they have become less relevant to people. You have to have people on the ground to have the local stories.
All the news aggregators, all the websites, the CBC, and everything else get a lot of their news leads from local newspapers, whether in a small town, in a small city, or even in a big city. A standing joke in the newspaper business is “we should listen to the radio station this morning so they can read our stories”.
The newspaper is the foundational bedrock of story generation or story gathering, and we may not have done as good a job on that as we should have. I think that is foundational. Without the newspapers in the local communities—and there are 650 community newspapers in Canada, plus dailies and larger papers—we're going to lose a lot of credible, verifiable newsgathering.
If you took out the newspapers, if you shut down every newspaper in Canada tomorrow—