zaterdag 9 oktober 2004

To Blog or Not to Blog?

"What he does attempt to be is fair -- acknowledging the other side's arguments whenever possible. Gillmor said he's intrigued by the possibility that blogs will give rise to a new kind of journalism, drawing facts and opinions from all directions and presenting them in a way that doesn't simply reflect the establishmentarian views you'll see in the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal. Of course, in that new world of competing media streams -- some big, some small, some attempting objectivity, others unabashedly biased -- it will be incumbent on readers to get their news from a wider variety of sources, Gillmor argued. As he put it: "Anyone who gets their news from a single source -- whether it's a single newspaper or a single TV news show -- is a fool, in my opinion. Or least a very shallow person."

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