I won't have time to work on this for a couple of days, but the nexus between the New America Foundation and the Atlantic is looking more and more interesting. It looks like a lot of people are creating a new type of journalism, in which journalists are hired out as experts. Think Washington Post and Atlantic Salons, in which all the money-losing aspects of the newspaper business are dumped in favor of targeted "reporting." Google and Lorel Space and Communications seem to be the most important backers right now.
Access to information is being gathered up, packaged, and sold. It always has been, and now it's the internet's turn, I guess. But people usually find a way of spreading information, no matter how much control the elite gains.