gatekeepers such as Walter Cronkite have been replaced by cheerleaders such as Bill O’Reilly and Keith Olbermann; rather than trying to find out what is going on, they have already decided.
as we end the first decade of the new century, the old brands of journalism, and the old journalistic norms they represent, dominate the new information ecosystem.
Advertisers, including individuals connecting with one another through Web sites like Craigslist, no longer need the news to reach consumers. Old journalism’s problems have much more to do with a loss of revenue due to technology than a loss of audience.
The most fundamental change is that more of the responsibility for knowing what is true and what is not now rests with each of us as individuals.