It is common wisdom nowadays that to survive journalism has to change. The question that remains is how. Dan Gillmor, both a journalist and an academic, answers this question with 22new rules of news [via]. Some of them seem quite tough to me, but in general his lists sounds well. Here is, pars pro toto, his first rule:
1. We would not run anniversary stories and commentary, except in the rarest of circumstances. They are a refuge for lazy and unimaginative journalists.