The Economist.com has published a survey that is definitely worth reading on the state of New Media. I am not pretending to make a review of it, I fully recommend you to make a jump there and to scan through this mix of deep articles and audio interviews that provide a very good overview of the global picture for anyone who want's to get updated in less time.
Each articles has its set of recommended additional links to visit, although I haven't had time to went through all pieces contained in the survey at this time, my first impression is very positive.
No idea how long it will stay available for free, but you can buy it as a full PDF (registration required).
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