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Journalists and the blogosphere

I saw this on the blogroll from DailyKos and feel it deserves front page attention. Kagro X raises some of the very issues that those of us bloggers who see ourselves as both pundits and journalists face on a regular basis.

BloggingSome thoughts on journalists and the blogosphere.
by Kagro X
Sat May 12, 2007 at 02:48:49 PM PDT

The latest episode of the Joe Klein saga makes me wanna barf inspires me to address some issues that I think underlie some of the continuing tensions between “mainstream media” journalists and the blogosphere.

In that discussion I was struck by this comment, containing the following quote:

You’re going to be up against people who have an opinion, a modem, and a bathrobe. All of my life, developing credentials to cover my field of work, and now I’m up against a guy named Vinny in an efficiency apartment in the Bronx who hasn’t left the efficiency apartment in two years” — Brian Williams, anchor of the “NBC Nightly News,” speaking before New York University journalism students on the challenges traditional journalism faces from online media.

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