The decline of the newspaper equals the decline of journalism, and the only route to journalism's strength is to find further financial supports for the newspaper. That's the opinion of Gary Kamiya in a lengthy essay in Salon that is bound to garner more discussion on the future of print.
"If newspapers die, so does reporting. That's because the majority of reporting originates at newspapers. Online journalism is essentially parasitic."
And: "If field reporting dies out, the world will become a less known place."