Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Good article on blogging versus conventional reporting

A good column on why blogging won't replace traditional journalism:

Here's the conclusion:

"Over the past few weeks, I've watched a parade of top-notch reporters leave the Star-Ledger for the last time. The old model for compensating journalists is as obsolete as the telegraph. If anyone out there in the blogosphere can tell me what the new model is, I will pronounce him the first genius I've ever encountered on the Internet."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This article is pointless. Blogging is just a medium. Some use it to report, some use it to spew vitriol, some use it to show pictures of their kids. Anyone who makes blogging vs. journalism arguments or tries to make them adversarial, as if one will supplant the other, is ridiculous. Blogging won't "replace" journalism any more than radio or print or TV will "replace" journalism. It is just a delivery method.