John Oliver On Why Local Newspapers Are So Important [VIDEO]

John Oliver talked last night about the struggles of the newspaper industry, “A big part of the blame for this industry’s dire straits is on us and our unwillingness to pay for the work journalists produce,” Oliver said. “We’ve just grown accustomed to getting our news for free. And the longer that we get something for free, the less willing we are to pay for it. And I’m talking to you, the person watching this segment on YouTube using the wifi from the coffee shop underneath your apartment. You’re killing us!”

Oliver added, “But sooner or later, we are either going to have to pay for journalism or we are all going to pay for it.”