In a debate sponsored by the
Burlington Free Press, Vermont’s gubernatorial candidates were asked if they had seen any evidence
of the highly partisan, negative style of Washington, D.C., politics in the state’s elections this year.
The publisher of the Burlington Free Press thinks
it has found its sweet spot with a new print format and online business model
that it hopes will bring the 185-year-old newspaper into the digital age.
Vermont’s largest newspaper says it will begin charging a subscription for both its
print edition and its online site, and it will stop printing its large edition, opting instead for a smaller tabloid size.