Tyler Brule, the editor of The Monocle, writes for the Financial TImes that news sites would clean up their content --- and clean up financially --- if they charged the public to comment. It's little different than requiring a postage stamp to mail a letter.
The Nieman Journalism Lab has a book excerpt from C.W. Anderson, an assistant professor at City University of New York, on the struggles of media change as the Internet disrupted the business model. It examines the transformative pressures and stubborn response.
Andrew Beaujon writes for the Poynter Institute on the need and value for journalists with legal background in newsrooms. It cites the head of The Verge, Nilay Patel, as saying a news organization cannot function properly within systems without legal acumen.