There are plenty of bright people who are absolutely convinced that the future of news is online. That may be so, but as Chapter 1 makes clear, the future isn’t now—nor is it all that clear. The web as replacement for TV would also represent a significant departure from history. Over the years, as new technology has come along, older media have been forced to change and evolve. But none has disappeared.
The web does offer a new dimension currently unavailable to any other medium. Not surprisingly, then, the web is an increasingly important source of news and information and an increasingly important part of traditional ...