Saturday, January 22, 2005

No ruling in Blogging v. Journalism

Link - Interesting article about the differences between bloggers and journalists not many have talked much about - journalists get paid. Mitch Ratcliffe says the difference is not about trust or truth or ethics - it's economics, pure and simple.

Bloggers are beating the crap out of journalists, because bloggers are giving away what writers used to be paid to produce. That doesn’t mean bloggers are going to win the market, because there have been plenty of industries assailed by the price-busting assault of massive commoditization. It does mean that journalists—all writers—are being pressed to come up with new and better ways to get their work into the market. It means that the centers of mass media distribution are melting like centrally heated igloos—the infrastructures are simply too big.

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