Whose news? Aggregators vs. creators

Alan Mutter notices that the top news sites are going to aggregators, not creators, and asks :”If publishers eventually right-sized reporting into extinction, would the day finally come when all the links on Yahoo and Google were missing?”
Mutter is dead-on–the AFP suit has gotten many news and information companies thinking about requiring licensing deals from news-based search portals and aggregators.

Susan sez: Now that aggregators are describing themselves as media companies–because they provide media to consumers, of course–look for some bitter licensing and revenue battles–and a strong push, for both aggregators and news creators–to get beyond the ad revenue model.