Responding to Skube

by on August 30, 2007 · 2 comments

An excellent counterpoint to that godawful piece on the alleged deficiencies of the blogosphere. NYU professor Jay Rosen provides a long list of examples in which the blogosphere did high-quality reporting on subjects ahead of the mainstream media.

Hat tip: Radley, who correctly notes that he’s done some amazing investigative reporting of his own.

  • http://www.codemonkeyramblings.com MikeT

    Blogging is about a platform, not what you do with it. That’s why the assertion by populists like Michelle Malkin that bloggers are “citizen journalists” are so asinine. I’m no more of a journalist than Radley Balko is a software engineer. Both of us are bloggers. That’s about it. We do with blogging as we please, and the deficiency of non-journalist bloggers is not a slap in the face of the bloggers like Balko who are journalists and use their blogs in part for journalism.

  • http://www.codemonkeyramblings.com MikeT

    Blogging is about a platform, not what you do with it. That’s why the assertion by populists like Michelle Malkin that bloggers are “citizen journalists” are so asinine. I’m no more of a journalist than Radley Balko is a software engineer. Both of us are bloggers. That’s about it. We do with blogging as we please, and the deficiency of non-journalist bloggers is not a slap in the face of the bloggers like Balko who are journalists and use their blogs in part for journalism.

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