Thursday, August 23, 2007

Siege Mentality

I've been writing about the siege mentality at The Los Angeles Times in recent postings like this one, so I was relieved to see an intelligent rebuttal appear in their opinion pages. Given all the anti-Internet material in the LAT of late, I didn't even have time to respond to the idiotic Op-Ed piece by a critic who doesn't appear to actually read blogs, Michael Skube, who wrote, "Blogs: All the noise that fits." Siva Vaidhyanathan pointed out a terrific essay that responds to Skube, "The journalism that bloggers actually do," which enumerates a list of over a dozen examples of investigative reporting done in the blogosphere that represents stories initially neglected by the mainstream press. The author, NYU professor Jay Rosen, also produces the excellent blog on journalism Press Think.

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