I would like to draw your attention to something that I think has a great potential to make an impact on the collection, delivery and consumption of news. I am talking about the likes of shoutwire.com and digg.com, websites that allow everybody to submit news stories, or as a matter of fact anything, but that has a process build in, by which peers vote on which article/news will get to the front page.
Not controlled by the media, I believe this has the potential to bring the news back to the people. People know first what is going on, there would not be any filtering, its a democratic process by which something gets published.
Worth keeping an eye on and setting up an RSS feed !