Good conversation on the Long Tail. Worth a read.
“Dr. Carey argued that a newspaper is not a transmission of facts or truth. Rather, it is a form of drama.”
“According to a Pew national survey of people 18 and older, completed in February, 74 percent of whites go online, 61 percent of African-Americans do and 80 percent of English-speaking Hispanic-Americans report using the Internet.”
Habermas says: “The price we pay for the growth in egalitarianism offered by the Internet is the decentralised access to unedited stories. In this medium, contributions by intellectuals lose their power to create a focus.”
50 million Americans get their news online. Full report from Pew.
Online Journalism Review provides some great insight to what’s running Wikipedia.