I think that traditional print still plays a big role in our news today. I think that if we didn't have news papers or TV news a lot of people would not get a lot of the news. Also I think this is where a lot of the older generations get there news from.
If people begin to pick there own topics of news I feel like every thing will go down hill. The reason I think that is because People will here or see what they want and leave out some of the important stuff. What if in some ones neighborhood there was a rapist and all they looked at was sports news they might go outside one day and get raped.
I think that when I am older and in collage and what not I will probably subscribe to like some kind of daily news so that I have a feel for what is going on. This does not necessarily mean news paper or tv but it might mean a news app on my phone or a school news paper.
http://corporate.discovery.com/our-company/overview/ This is a link that tells you a little bit about discovery communication like what company it owns some are TLC, OWN, Animal Planet, and many more these are just a few.
http://www.whoownsthenews.com/ This is a website that talks about how news should not be owned or made but it should be news.