There are a host of reasons to celebrate the explosion of news on the Internet. More voices have access to more readers. More competition may spur better reporting. Communities once separated by geography can congregate online to share ideas and exert new influence.
But with all those changes come certain tradeoffs. No doubt it will be sad for many to think that they will no longer be able to wake up to both the paper and a cup of joe. But maybe more important, we should worry that tomorrow's media will fail to incubate the types of conversations print journalists have long been incumbent to lead.
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Corrected on : Marc Dunkelman is a vice president of the Democratic Leadership Council.