Oh, how I love fightorflight from Metafilter's checklist on why your plan to save journalism won't work. Top marks! Your post advocates a

( ) technical ( ) legislative (X) market-based ( ) crowd-sourced

approach to saving journalism. Your idea will not work. Here is why it won't work. (One or more of the following may apply to your particular idea, and it may have other flaws owing to the avaraciousness of modern publishers.)

( ) It does not provide an income stream to the working journalist
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via Why Your Idea to Save Journalism Won't Work (a checklist)