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Journalism and blogging

March 13th, 2011 by Graham Attwell
This quote from the Guardian newspaper is of Jay Rosen talking at SXSF. I am not sure if it really gets to the point. It is not to me so much of a competition between blogging journalist or traditional journalists (surely we have convergence taking place) but rather of the existence of multiple information and knowledge flows through he ability of anyone to publish – even if they do not have the patronage of a newspaper proprietor.
clipped from www.guardian.co.uk

Mainstream journalists’ antagonism towards bloggers, he suggested, was sustained by the huge stress they find themselves under, which stems from five developments:

1. The collapsing economic model of newspapers.

2. Journalists having to face new kinds of competition.

3. A shift in power to the audience.

4. New patterns of information flow in which information moves horizontally from citizen to citizen as efficiently as vertically.

5. Erosion of trust and related loss of authority.

Sneering at bloggers was a way journalists avoided confronting these developments. In short “this is fucking neurotic.”

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