Daily Kos: We can survive without newspapers

Fascinating post from Daily Kos, which categorized  the original source of information for every front page post on the site and found that newspapers were the most popular source of information, but only accounted for about 20 percent.  “In the unlikely and tragic event that every single newspaper went out of business today, we’d have little problem replacing them as a source of information.”

“Again, this doesn’t mean I’m gleefull or happy or even neutral on the sorry state of the newspaper industry and the demise of so many great newspapers. It’s always sad to lose a good source of journalism. But we live in a rich media environment, easily the richest in world history, and the demise of the newspaper industry will simply shift much of the journalistic work they did to other media.”

(Thanks for pointer Ken Sands!)