So what will the news itself be like in the future
The Shape of Stories
After initial completion, each story could take the shape of a tightly controlled wiki. Each edit to the story wiki would go through either a trusted freelance community editor or a paid editor from NNR. Stories would live online in an initially reported form, as well as in the editable wiki form that could be updated over time as things change. These living archives would have the potential to engage more members of the community, but could also add a heavy workload to staffers. The editable wikis could be shut in case they are overloaded with edits by vandals or political idealogues. The rules for shutting wikis or comments would be consistent throughout the website.
The excellent journalism in Bill Moyer's documentary "Buying the War" documentary culminates in the video. It distills a jumble of information into an argument that is cogent and backed up with facts. Take the time to look at the site surrounding the video. With its "database with a pretty face" timeline and slideshows, the interviews that made it to the web, but didn't make the editing cut for the video, you see an example of the "living archive" that Glaser is talking about. Add the Jon Stewart interview and it becomes some kind of new news, more useful than video alone, more lasting than newsprint, with the humanity of broadcast -- this could just be the future of news.