Post ombudsman Andrew Alexander makes a the case for the continued flourishing of the paper edition of the Washington Post today. He outlines a few plans to increase the money coming in.

You can read the whole thing here. (See! Two links from us in one post! Stop complaining about blogs!) But this suggestion caught our eye as perhaps typical of the lack of risk-taking that will condemn many newspapers. As part of a big list of ideas to bolster revenue (iPad app!) this appears:

A multi-department committee will soon present recommendations on ways to bolster the Sunday edition.

The Post is an great paper. It should probably be relying on more than a multi-department committee to ensure its future.