I'm just piling on.
Hanx to TBogg, Fightin' Digby, and many others.
Society doesn’t need newspapers. What we need is journalism. For a century, the imperatives to strengthen journalism and to strengthen newspapers have been so tightly wound as to be indistinguishable. That’s been a fine accident to have, but when that accident stops, as it is stopping before our eyes, we’re going to need lots of other ways to strengthen journalism instead.
So sez Clay Shirky
Hanx to Readers' Digest for Lefties