The Competitive News Market.
Heather Hopkins of Hitwise, whose blog is one of my "must reads", has a fascinating post about the news market. Far from being confined to a few a big players there's a suprising diversity with UGC based sites playing key roles. In particular Wikipedia, in her analysis of search, beats many of the more established outlets
At the same time Wikipedia has taken a hit as questions arise over a contributor to the site. It will be interesting to see, as awareness of Wikipedia's importance grows, whether it will come under greater scrutiny from other branches of the media.