Where do we go for the truth... the whole truth and nothing but the truth? In essence, new media is most amazing because people are beginning to doubt what they read, hear and see. There's nothing wrong with that. In fact, it's probably one of the best thing that has happened to the news since it was created.
Whether it's the Arab Spring, the Tea Party movement or Occupy Wall Street, what is it about leaderless organizations that makes it all seem so strange to us? Because we expect others to lead us. Because there is no defined 'leader,' they are chastised for not having in place a more traditional (and hierarchical) structure.
The discourse of 'me media' lives within the sharing of the content to other platforms and within the comments. While some traditional media outlets have integrated many of this functionality, have they done so out of an understanding of new media, or as a reaction and financial need to seem relevant?