Readers usually just read the latest news on the front page: This is a missed opportunity as there is a lot of content created about lots of subjects that end up lost in the newspaper archive.
The internet is all about having links between pages. Online newspapers rarely focus on providing good links between articles to better provide the reader with relevant information. This is a missed opportunity as the reader gets blocked from extra content that the newspaper created in the past, but is still relevant.
Imagine the infinite amount of extra work and time someone would have to spend to update each article ever created with links for the new articles.
Searching for related articles, selecting the best ones and actually creating a link can take up to 5-10 minutes per link. In any article with more than 15 possible links, it is not practical to do this work manually.
-Too much extra work and time for creating links. -Journalists don't want readers to be distracted and jump to a different article. -Physical newspaper heritage of not linking.