The Future Is Free

I've banged on for ages in this blog that I think the Scottish Daily Record could steal back its crown as Scotland's Champion by going free.

I believe what it would lose in revenue it would more than make up for in advertising.

My old boss Piers Morgan says he would go a stage further and make The Mirror a freebie to stop it dying off too.

He, like me, believes whoever does it first can go from strength to strength.

As he told Press Gazette: "I think within 10 years every Fleet Street paper will be free."

"The quality is improving week in, week out, and when they get as good as the paid-fors, it's the end of paid-for newspapers."

Will it happen? I'm sure someone will take the plunge sooner, rather than later.

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