That's the argument a team of researchers at University of Missouri School of Journalism put forth in a new study
published in the annual State of the News Media
The study found that Web sites of legacy media (newspapers, radio, television) have nearly double the news content of so-called "citizen news sites" and triple the news of blogs. And, say the authors, "The topic coverage on blogs and citizen news sites is generally narrow and the sourcing light
Could it be, though, that the authors are just the tiniest
bit biased? After all, should the traditional media continue its downward spiral, there may not be an MU J-School from which to ponder such dilemmas. Of course, there may not be any "traditional journalism" at all.