Kirkville - Why Haven't Online Newspapers Gotten it Right?
Kirk, I liked your point "serendipity of discovering".
Another main concern is "Newsworthiness". Sometime "News" is news only because it is printed in the newspaper. Newspapers have build that perception and trustworthiness over a period of time. However even new online media (Blogs) are able to create ripples in the society with their news.
Asking newspaper to get online right is like asking the good thearterical team to make a movie. Just videotaping a play and projecting is on the screen doesn't make it a movie. The movie has its own rules/tricks/grammar.