The New Republic (3/4/09) has two new articles focusing on the decline of newspapers and the impact on democracy/politics:
Goodbye to the Age of Newspapers (Hello to a New Era of Corruption) by Paul Starr
Why American politics and society are about to be changed for the worse.
CORRESPONDENCE: A New Era of Corruption? by Yochai Benkler
The newspaper’s decline does not portend anything resembling the end of democracy. Here’s why.