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So much for "blogs are the future of journalism"

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. JRoyal

    JRoyal Well-Known Member

    OK, so not every blog is a news blog. But not every Web site is a news site, either, and the Internet has had a profound impact on journalism. It's not a fair comparison.

    I don't think blogs are the "future" of journalism, but they're part of it.
  2. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    The word 'blogs' has become such a catch-all for a huge array of different kinds of sites.

    I read a tv industry website called newsblues, but it's just a bunch of links... not what I call a blog.

    SportsJournalists.com has been referred to as a blog... not what I call a blog.

    Romenesko is a bunch of links... not what I would call a blog.

    Chris_L's page? Yes, that's a blog.

    Deadspin? Yeah.


    I don't think opinion 'blogs' will ever become a mainstream source for news and information.

    What I do think will happen is that media conglomerations will form websites that offer the written word, video on demand, still photos, etc. These websites will be accessible from a portable device. The most successful ones might be the ones with the best newsgathering, reporting, and video rights.

    Reporters of the future might be something like Kevin Sites, sure.
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