Salon founder Scott Rosenberg weighs in on the newspaper plight with arguments on why blaming Google for revenue woes isn't the issue. Google is a friend, not enemy, of the newspaper --- and it's always possible to simply opt out of Google's search engine any time, he reminds us.
New models are emerging --- not quite clearly yet, but still emerging --- in which the control over production and distribution will not be so clearly vested in one entity. Nor will there be the same control over readers and advertisers.
"And whatever new models emerge, they are unlikely to provide last century’s monopoly profits."