Jeff Jarvis writes today that the article is no longer the organizing principle of news. It's the topic. The topic is how people are organized in their consumption, so it is how media should be organized in their production.
By that he doesn't mean topic pages on the Web site, but a blog-style page that is curated and refined and discussed.
"It’s a blog that treats a topic as an ongoing and cumulative process of learning, digging, correcting, asking, answering. It’s also a wiki that keeps a snapshot of the latest knowledge and background. It’s an aggregator that provides annotated links to experts, coverage, opinion, perspective, source material. It’s a discussion that doesn’t just blather but that tries to accomplish something (an extension of an article like this one that asks what options there are to bailout a bailout). It’s collaborative and distributed and open but organized."