Newsosaur Alan D. Mutter always sparks insightful discourse on the journalism industry.
His post, "Time to Bring Back a P.M. News Product," highlights an idea similar to the one discussed at length in this month's Economist magazine: that "everything old is starting to look new again," that the way news was shared hundreds of years ago—by people in communities and coffee shops gossiping, sharing and even adding to the day's news—is reflected by today's social media hodgepodge.
Journalism started as a conversation; it's now returning to that state.
Also. My thoughts on Google+: