As more and more mainstream media outlets like the New York Times or CNN have shifted their focus to online content, consumers have been flooded with choice with regards to their informational sources. Even if you live over in Europe, you can still access the Times, and if you're American who decides that they want an outsider's perspective on the country, then you can easily read up on the Guardian. More importantly, this information isn't slowed down by borders or geographic distances. In the '90s, most of these older forms were completely ignoring the Web. Now, they're all stuck trying to play catch-up.