Is news dead?

Michael Wolff has a new news startup, Newser, that is causing him angst, as he describes at length in his latest Vanity Fair column

Some of his worries stem from his high-profile flame-out in Internet Bubble 1. But he’s mostly worried that news is dead, at least for those under 30. People don’t want news, and they can get their comics and sports and art and music and finance information from things besides newspapers. I confess I wasn’t much interested in newspapers when I was younger, but now I get two at home, plus the NYT on Sunday, I subscribe to the WSJ online and I find headlines cannot be avoided. Maybe Newser will do what Topix and Digg and and others before it seem to have left open.

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