From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Suppose one takes a random, representative sample of the population regarding its acceptance or rejection of a particular issue. Further, suppose that sample can be apportioned to various states of agreement or disagreement. Call that the initial state of the system. Then, subject the initial system state to media influences. Some portion of the various states transitions to other states in a given time period due to those influences. Results from a mathematical model describing the metamorphosis of this system reflect the current media dilemma, and they indicate that the future does not bode well for the status quo. If invited, I will briefly describe the math model, demonstrate its application with easily understood examples, and then describe implications for the future. Twenty minutes, tops. I left off my organization because I wish to represent myself and no other agency.