Some technology bloggers think the San Francisco Chronicle is in trouble, and reflect on newspaper in general. Tim O'Reilly started the ball rolling. Dave Winer thinks problems are connected to how journalism produces reporters, and how it responds to web 2.0. Doc Searls takes a different tack.
What's interesting about this discussion is how it repeats the past decade of history, then adds a current layer. We've been seeing many of these arguments for years, now - registration is a pain, journalists aren't trained for the new world (like grad students becoming profs), etc. The live web, citizen journalism, now that's more recent.
Every week we listen to a local public radio show on news media, called The Media Project. I wonder if they'll catch this debate.