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The Tablet Lives Sort of The Columbia Journalism Review archive

Roger Fidler has an idea. Whether or not it's a good idea, it certainly aims right at the heart of the issue all of us in or about journalism should be pondering. Why will anybody need us, anyway?

With the coming of the Internet and the World Wide Web (and what will certainly succeed them sooner or later), ordinary folks now have the exciting capability of tracking down original sources via their own computers. They don't have to depend on us and our hoary institutions to decide what's appropriate for them to read, hear, and see.

Fidler, who discusses all that in a book entitled Mediamorphosis,s.