The Tribune’s Eric Zorn calls Beachwood Reporter‘s Steve Rhodes a “perpetually seething self-styled visionary.”

Rhodes replies, “I’m not a self-styled visionary, I’m a real one.”

And beyond debating Rhodes’s credentials as a man of tomorrow, the two writers engage in the sort of riveting colloquy about journalism and where it’s going that requires two smart people who don’t like each other much. Must reading if the future of news is something you’ve been wondering about yourself.

Update: Zorn comes back swinging.