Tuesday, October 2, 2007

HW 14: What Newspaper Are You Reading?

In reading Blog! How the Newest Media Revolution is Changing Politics, Business and Culture I came across an interview with Nick Denton called, Take an Obsession and Feed It. Although it is true that he argues, “I don’t think anyone is going to replace, anytime soon, the role of The New York Times in providing, for example, reporting from Baghdad” (Denton 156) he is saying that blogs provide a different service. As an illustration he says that blogs will have an edge in helping people decide what they want to read and what they think is important nationally. As a result people won’t be as loyal to one newspaper, they can mix and match stories according to what’s important to them. For instance what people are doing with TiVo, they are creating their own TV channel in essence and that is what we can do with blog reporting.

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