Hey, Jeff Jarvis is one of the big guys moving ahead with new trends in journalism and news. He's leaving to do consulting, with details here, but what's most interesting is this possibility:
I will act as editor in chief of a new news start-up founded by Upendra Shardanand (ex Firefly, Microsoft Passport, AOL, and Time Warner) and a sterling team. More than a year ago, when Upendra first described his idea to me, I lurched at it. I was so determined to work on this that I gave up plans to start my own blog company. The start-up remains in stealth mode — this is the first public mention of it — but you'll hear more about it soon. (And we are, of course, hiring engineers.)
I feel this is on par with Dan Gillmor leaving the Mercury to do Grassroots Media, Inc. What he's doing is a big deal.