One of the sharpest, most lucid critiques of the newspaper industry's travails has surfaced at Xark, the collaborative blog on change. The title: 10 Reasons Why Newspapers Won't Reinvent News.
It's a clever compendium of criticism: Bad culture, no training, inertia, quality/profitability chain broken, and so on. I found it a great way to depress my fellow managers on the eve of a Canadian long weekend. Thanks.
Dan Conover, the author, says: "I no longer believe that (non-national) metro newspapers will play a significant role in the reinvention of the press in its 21st century configuration."