Steve Outing, the respected and venerable columnist for Editor & Publisher, has taken the step of scoping out the all-digital newsroom remnant of the newspaper.
He takes a good whirl at the attributes of the digital newsroom and arrives at these:
1. Fewer journalists.
2. Fewer stories, more blogs.
3. Every journalist gets a community.
4. Fewer long stories, regular blog updates, more regular instant updates.
"The great hope will be that these digital-only newspaper descendants will learn and grow, and once again provide more jobs for journalists."