Verifying publication is difficult-to ­impossible on the web.

That's why the courts subject digital evidence to far greater scrutiny than evidence published in newspapers.

Governments aren't very good at publishing information on the internet.

Unlike newspaper publishers,

public officials aren't compelled by the free market to operate effective websites.


remain the primary vehicle for public notice in

all 50 states.

Newsprint is inherently superior to the internet for public notice

because reading a newspaper is a serendipitous process.

We find things in newspapers we weren't expecting to see. On the internet, we search for specific information and ignore everything else.

This is not about "newspapers vs the internet".

It's newspapers and newspaper websites vs government websites

AND newspaper websites have a much larger audience. Moving notice from newspapers to government websites would

reduce the presence of public notices on the internet.