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The Future of News as We Know It

(or, "Has Capitalism screwed up Journalism, and has Journalism given up on Democracy, and what’s a poor citizen supposed to do, and does it even matter anymore?)� This was a working title for this weblog at one point... too harsh, to flip, and too general by far, I think.

The reading materials and presentations in the class I'm taking on the "Future of News" are painting a bleak picture of the direction traditional news sources are taking in light of many factors. One of the most important underlying questions in this time of unprecedented change is how we remain informed citizens when it comes time to choose our leaders that make decisions for us all in this democracy of ours. Who do we trust for the information we need? Who's going to pay for it?