Folks, there's an emerging trend to "citizen journalism", where everyday people do journalism, promote it, and pay for it. People can speak openly and honestly; mainstream journalists are often prevented from doing so.
It's become a big deal in Korea; check out OhmyNews. These guys have really changed media, and politics there.
We might have observed a genuinely significant inflection point in the evolution to citizen journalism last week. Dan Gillmor, who's one of the most respected tech journalists around, quit a great job at the San Jose Mercury, to devote himself to a new citizen journalism effort. Check out his interview at OhmyNews. (He's "venerable"…)
I really do think this is a big deal, and might participate in some significant way.