The Suffolk County Police Department announced that Freedom of Information Law (F.O.I.L.) requests for police and motor vehicle crash reports can now be made online through the police department‚Äôs Web site, www.suffolkpd.org.
With bad news about the media industry being spit out as fast as you can say ‚ÄúTweet,‚Äù you might expect Michael Leary, managing editor of the bankrupt Philadelphia Inquirer, to have a pretty sullen view of the future of the news business.
Well, maybe a little. But let's not throw in the towel just yet.
According to reports, Newsday plans for pay for access to its online content, making it one of the first major newspapers to go that route, while others have gone to a free model -- save the Wall Street Journal.
Now, the big question: Will the business model work?