Class discussion helped me figure out how to state my research problem more clearly and succinctly:
What is the best way for societies to pay for their journalism?
Old ways don’t work; it’s not about buying printing presses and selling advertising anymore.
From there, it’s easy to move on and use the global community to look at other models, like the BBC. Or extrapolate into other resources, like asking, “What is the best way for societies to pay for their health care? Or their energy resources? Or their music?”
So if you like, start here. Tell me your ideas on how should we pay. I challenge you to answer in less than 100 words.