With newspapers dying out, it seems the only hope for independent journalism is the internet, but good luck getting anybody to take the internet seriously.
Maybe we won't but maybe our kids will. Already the shift to online news media is happening this day and more and more people are getting fed up with the crap spoon fed to us.
I am noticing it myself that I barely watch/read any "normal" news. I find technology news much more interesting, maybe that is good or bad depending on your viewpoint. Not that my anecdotal evidence is any indication of the future, but how we are consuming media is changing. Most unidirectional media like radio, tv, newspapers are feeling the pressure of the internet. They are scrambling to improve their readership and thus going to appeal to the biggest common denominator, this is going to drive even more readers away.