I don't really want to heckle Dan, as his 'We media' piece is spot on.
What I would like to point out is something Joi & I were discussing:
Kevin Marks: newspapers biz model is backwards
Kevin Marks: they give away news and sell olds
Joi Ito: haha
azeemxazhar: K: you are right!
Kevin Marks: shoudl make archives free and charge for breaking stuff
Joi Ito: yup
azeemxazhar: it's where the value lies.
Joi Ito: you should buy futures on news from journalists
Joi Ito: You get it first.
Slashdot and FuckedCompany both do this already. The mainstream papers need to remember the old adage that 'todays news is tomorrows fishwrap' and adjust pricing accordingly.
One thing Dan says is that big media companies work to protect Journalists from lawsuits; which is the opposite of what Bill O'Reilly (Tim's evil twin?) says - he wants just media companies big enough to sue, and damn the 1st amendment.
Why was this line printed at the bottom of Bill's piece instead of the top:
Time now for "The Most Ridiculous Item of the Day"...