The Internet Manifesto
A group of German bloggers have written an "Internet Manifesto", which, despite its somewhat didactic title, actually has some valid points:
(open the link in another window to see it along side this post.)
I especially like #1, #3, and #7, self evident, perhaps, but still important. #10, #11, and #12 are especially apt when considering the problems which the "old media" are facing. This piece is directed more toward "journalists" by which they mean "News Journalists." An important distinction. Anyone who keeps an on-line journal which contains content is a journalist. The content of these journals contain much more information about certain subjects than can any main stream media account.