On Newspapers: is a more hopeful picture emerging?

Robert Kuttner has a very sharp piece at the Columbia Journalism Review on the future of newspapers and journalism. This is worth reading in full.

"[A] far more hopeful picture is emerging. In this scenario the mainstream press, though late to the party, figures out how to make serious money from the Internet, uses the Web to enrich traditional journalistic forms, and retains its professionalism—along with a readership that is part print, part Web. Newspapers stay alive as hybrids. The culture and civic mission of daily print journalism endure.