On the areas of journalism they are optimistic about:
Sagan: "More voices able to reach more people more quickly. That's tremendously powerful."
Huey: "I think it's going to get worse before it gets better which is a product of creative destruction… I think when there is a real void in information, it will be filled by journalists and entrepreneurs who will figure out a way around this. I haven't a clue what it is. But I'm confident that journalism will remain."
Will print publications be extinct in 10 years? If not, how many years do we have?
Huey: "I think we'll still have them. I don't know what the business models will be, they may not be mass, they could be very expensive… if you ask the question how many news print products, straight news, the answer might not be so long."
Nisenholtz: "I agree. I think print is very sustainable for the next decade."
Isaacson: "Look, print is a wonderful technology. Print is a very good medium that has long battery life. If we had been getting all of our information on screens for the past 450 years or so, electronically, and some modern-day Gutenberg came along and said 'Hey, I can take all that information you get on your screens and I can put it on paper for you, deliver it to your doorstep, you can take it to the bus, the backyard, the bathtub, whatever,' we'd say, 'wow! Print, that's a really good technology it might start replacing the Internet.'"