Dan Gardner cheers.
If the cash-strapped media decides to save a few bucks by putting fewer bums on plane cushions, there will be more bums in newsroom seats. Those bums will have to do something that can be done from a newsroom. They might, for example, examine the parties’ policy proposals. Or investigate the accuracy of leaders’ statements. Or do any one of a hundred things that are more informative than anything that comes out of the travelling circus that is the leaders’ tour.
In sum, election coverage will improve. And we’ll save cash doing it.