Most people treat the news media like the exercise bike they have in their basement. They're glad it's there but they never use it.
Most people I've talked to are convinced that they're not getting valuable information from news media anymore. I'm not talking about tinfoil-hatters either, these are intelligent people who believe their news media has failed them.
Journalism is straying into entertainment. The lines between serious news segments, news entertainment, and news comedy are blurring.
You don't notice the referee during the game unless he makes a bad call.
The 'wisdom of the crowds' is the most ridiculous statement I've heard in my life. Crowds are dumb.
On the Internet, news is consumed a la carte. If someone shows up on the main page of a website and doesn't see anything of interest, they leave. This negatively impacts ad revenues. The solution on the Internet is to pack news websites full of things that will draw people in, regardless of whether they are news or not.
I'm not really sure what I'd like to see people doing more of online, but what I'd like to see less of is the warning signs that not ratifying net neutrality is gonna cause two separate nets: one that the big dogs can afford to be on and the other a ghetto internet that no one goes on. Think FM vs AM radio, or cable vs broadcast TV.