New York Times: Paper Is Still the Medium, in Britain, for the Big Scoop

"[In the United States], blogs like Politico, Talking Points Memo, The Huffington Post, The Drudge Report, TechCrunch and TMZ regularly break big stories. There are few equivalents in Britain. Conservative bloggers like Paul Staines and Iain Dale have sizable readerships, but scoops still mostly appear on paper. While Fleet Street is as hypercompetitive as ever, its relationship with blogs is more symbiotic than the parallel connection in the United States, where bloggers portray the 'mainstream media' as the enemy or, worse, an irrelevance."

The Atlantic: Shhhh. Newspaper Publishers Are Quietly Holding a Very, Very Important Conclave Today. Will You Soon Be Paying for Online Content?

James Warren: "Here's a story the newspaper industry's upper echelon apparently kept from its anxious newsrooms: A discreet Thursday meeting in Chicago about their future. 'Models to Monetize Content' is the subject of a gathering at a hotel which is actually located in drab and sterile suburban Rosemont, Illinois

Advertising Age: NNN’s Jason Klein: Newspapers Are Down but Not Out

"There are still too many newspapers in America. The newspaper industry will inevitably consolidate further. ... The core reality is that economics heavily favor one large newspaper per city -- one reporting staff, one advertising sales staff, one management and long, efficient printing runs. The surviving lead paper will pick up circulation and advertisers and get a boost in financial viability." Crunch time for British newspapers

Peter Kirwan: "[Many] of our wilder ideas about what’s happening to British journalism have emerged, by osmosis, from the US. ... In some ways, however, the US newspaper market is different from ours. ... In terms of sheer awfulness, the numbers reported by some of America’s metro newspapers outstrip anything we’re seeing in the UK. ... In the US, debt has become a problem in ways that still seem exotic from a UK perspective. ... Locked into a US-style patchwork of local monopolies, Britain’s regional chains have spent the last six months watching their print-based ad revenues melting into thin air. ... The stakes are not quite so high – yet – for Britain’s national press."