The Media in the Age of the Internet: Robbed but Necessary | Opinion

Trying to predict the future of the Internet, or even see how it will become a reliable source of facts, like old-fashioned newspapers and television reports, is in my view the equivalent of standing on the sand spit in Kitty Hawk, NC, and predicting the future of aviation.

As the effect of the internet has evolved, publishers of yore wanted it. I was one of those. While I told the Newsletter Publishers Association a long time ago that putting a printed article on a thread wasn’t enough, that they should develop products for this new medium.

Llewellyn King is the executive producer and host of “White House Chronicle” on PBS. He wrote this for