Richard Stengel: “What concerns me is that the news business will cleave into the Haves and the Have Nots”

From a story on by Richard Stengel headlined “A Sharpening Divide Between the Haves and Have Nots”:

I’ll stick to the news business, which is what I know a little bit about. I’m generally pretty bullish, but what concerns me about the future is that the news and information business will cleave into two broad categories based on audience: the Haves and the Have Nots.

The Haves — the 200 or so million college educated folks around the world — will have bespoke and sophisticated content that is tailored to their individual interests that they will pay for with premium subscriptions. Heck, they’ll have online news concierges that answer their questions and create colorful pie charts and personalized tutorials.