The Guardian's Roy Greenslade has written one of those time-to-get-real columns about the challenges for print media. Greenslade says the time for retrospective complaint is done --- it's time for necessary cuts and planning for the way journalism will be created.
Greenslade worries that the economic recession is going to make it difficult to save print or digital, that the loss of journalism will be a profound loss for society, and that it's time for survival plans.
"If we want to ensure that our communities are not bamboozled by politicians and trampled on by big business, we have to preserve journalism. And, for the moment, that means preserving newspapers in their current form in order to provide the springboard to an online future."
Among other things, he believes incumbent journalists need to be training citizen journalists. Publishers and journalists need to be working together.