I was a grappling pathfinder for improving my language skills everybody suggested newspaper reading. This improved my knowledge essentially of Indian politics. To a larger extent, I could now able to recognise what to read and what not to. Being critical I thought to experiment with the publishing houses itself. I have tasted Deccan Herald, advertisement newspaper Times of India, well-structured Indian Express and superb The Hindu. The cost between them varied from 3Rs. to 10Rs. In some states, The Hindu is sold at 7Rs. on weekdays and 10Rs. on Sunday. Believe me this newspaper worths every penny it charges.
Thinking about how much I was able to read from those 50 pages with the font size of 9-10px, I inferred that nobody goes through each and every news. Can we customise the newspaper so that you read only what interests you? Definitely, advertisers would be unhappy, but it could potentially save money and paper. There are white hair readers who just want news of thoughtless, greedy, merciless, corrupt politicians and teenagers who are interested in just technological news. One could argue that there are magazines like DIGIT available which solves the purpose. I did mention one interesting newspaper in one of my blogs with URL – http://meriaro.info/politics-and-journalism/
Only a few percentage of readers would be interested into matrimonial and classified sections. Customization would be similar to DTH (direct to home) services where you pay only for channels you wanted to watch.