Three excellent blog posts by Paul Willcocks on the fate of the newspaper: what went wrong and what can go right. Read all three posts and start thinking.
A couple of things that that occurred to me: Isn’t the ownership model an important aspect of what kind of information we seek?
And Paul writes that it’s time to experiment broadly. I agree, although I don’t think that’s the kind of thing that happens without the commitment of deep pockets and that’s just not available to media in Canada, right now.
Still, it seems to me that the big fail in media and the place it’s least likely to experiment but most important to do so is in investigative journalism. You can count the number of stories in the entire country on one hand that are being generated through a commitment to investigative journalism. (BTW the Globe’s coverage of Harper’s northern tour strikes a new low. How close are they sleeping in that tent?). But the need for the same just in the Senate is obvious.