There was a time when the death of the newspaper was a speculative debate, an argument between Internet visionaries and defenders of newsprint tradition. Back then the issue was whether the papers ought to be supplanted. In 2009, that's a bit like debating yesterday's weather. The papers are being supplanted, whether they deserve it or not, and the issue is--or should be--how we still might fill the functions the old media can no longer perform.
Also, May's print edition of Reason is now out. It includes an article I wrote about the politics of the superhero film.