"... The research found that newspapers in countries which have a long tradition of state-sponsored journalism are performing well in the internet age.
Public subsidies have been put forward as a potential business model in the UK, but many newspaper owners are uneasy about accepting government money because they fear it would affect their editorial independence."
And who, pray tell, has put this forward? Someone unable to spot an oxymoron, obviously. In any case, dear Grauniad, you already are publicly subsidised, and when (or rather if) this government ever gets round to cutting back on the Ministry of Paperclips Diversity Champion type jobs, you will be consigned to the recycling bin of history.