Newspapers – Are They Civic Institutions Or Apps?

“[The] typical argument calls for supporting newspapers historically have been based on the idea of newspapers as a sort of civic institution that we, as a society, must preserve in the name of ideals (always capitalized) like Truth. But what if, instead, we begin to think of newspapers in perhaps a more mundane manner – as algorithms for solving problems?” Which is to say, as apps.

Source: The Big Think 01/16/12