You summed it up succinctly; 'The genie is pretty much out of the bottle and operating on its own now. How we handle that is up to us to decide'. Which actually brings me to one other observation. The line that separates traditional journalism from 'contemporary journalism' will certainly continue to grow paler as long as technology continues to permeate every aspect of our day-to-day life and experiences. It's a win-win situation, really.
You raised quite some valid and incredible highlights, though.
Thank you for the synopsis.