Political correspondent Jeff Greenfield examined what he called "the demise of the great metropolitan daily" on CBS News this morning, wondering what will replace it. The answer: Newser, among other online sources. "It is potentially an incredibly good time," said Newser founder Michael Wolff. "We have a much bigger audience than we've ever had before. We can do it faster, we can do it better, we can even do it prettier than before."
While Greenfield has newspaper veterans worrying about where the original reporting will come from if newspapers go under, Wolff is confident new sources will develop. "Were they to go away, I guarantee that I can deliver the same information and at the same quality from a broad range of other sources." And younger journalists confirm that they see the Internet as the future of news: "Realistically, I prefer the Internet, I do, because things are updated constantly," says one student at Columbia Journalism School.
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