But looking at the reports, I found the best insight about traditional media in the most unexpected place: Tony's comment section. Here it is:
... It was very interesting to hear the disdain that two traditional media people hold for the general public's ability to decipher news.
Who determines "professionalism" and "bias"? As if the Star or any other print media for that matter has ever been that professional, unbiased, and dare I even bring up "inclusive"? That topic wasn't even on the table and should have been to a greater extent.
It is precisely because of their lack of credible minority opinion and reporters and their desire to mold public opinion that they are becoming extinct. Of course, they have a slant and always have, it is just becoming more apparent as they becoming more fragile and closer to extinction.
I was impressed with your insightful comments. Think you were the only person on the panel who will still be around by the middle of this 21st century to see what happens with print media.
This reader has more common sense than most media elites.