thats not how one gets educated about a topic. supperficiality is invading every aspect of our lives, everything has to be condensed, quick and to the point. but somweher along the line we can easily loose alot of our critical thinking (and its occuring in many places, just look at the latest elections that occured around the world) and get fooled. one needs to read those long stories, published in professional papers and books, which generate real revenue and can pay for real journalists. half the stuff on the web is hard to trust. and the culture of 3 line paragraphs does not teach anything that you cant learn on the radio in you car.
people that predict the death of print media are fools. online media needs to find ways of heavily monetizing its product, which I dont see happenign in the near future. and personal blogs, through their sheer number can probably reveal some bigger truths, but I rather trust an expert in a particular topic, someone who has dedicated his life to that topic.