From the Tucson Citizen's editorial about its own demise:
To all those bloggers and "citizen journalists" who, if you believe the Internet, are this close to reinventing the industry, here's your opportunity.
Now is your chance to cover never-ending board meetings, make Freedom of Information Act requests to dislodge facts from public officials, call sources - you have cultivated sources, right? - and otherwise do what we in our dying industry like to call "reporting."
To do it right, you'll have to work eight to 10 hours a day, five to six days a week.
If it sounds like a job, not a hobby, it is. But don't expect to get paid; apparently, that business model has been discredited.
We're rooting for you. Public officials need vigilant scrutiny if our dollars are to be wisely spent and public policies are to be sane and progressive. So good luck with that.