The Adventures of Chester: The Major Media Continues to Show Itself as a Large Slow-moving Oaf Around Blogs. You Just Can't Make This Stuff Up
For every good sign that major media won't die a horrible death like this:
“Connected” will respond directly to viewers’ comments and questions, and provide the experts and analysis to help viewers get the questions they ask answered. Reagan and Crowley will also contribute blogs to their website, Connected.MSNBC.com; the site will feature guest blogs, video blogs and citizen journalists, who will be featured on the site and on-air.There is an equally disturbing one like this[Truly a must read. Check out the whole thing.]:
NOTE to those of you who normally skip the Tulsa stuff here: Please read this entry. This is not just about the sordid little world of Tulsa politics. This is the old media trying to intimidate their critics in the new media into silence. It has repercussions for any blogger engaged in media criticism. It strikes at the heart of what blogs do. I'd appreciate your help in putting the blogosphere's spotlight of shame on this legal threat.Hat-tip to Daniel Drezner yet again, who is so kind as to provide a link to the email address of the Tulsa World.
By the way, USMC_Vet over at The Word Unheard plans to offer a critique of the new MSNBC show shortly, I believe ("Psst! USMC_Vet! Wake up! I'm sending traffic your way!")
Personally, I just set TiVo to record the show. Looks to be a creative attempt to incorporate blogs into major media. Worth a shot and kudos to MSNBC for doing it first. Anyone see footage of Judy Woodruff talking to Howie Kurtz about the blogosphere recently? Judy looked like she had just heard of the word "blog" in her briefing notes before going on the air. [Sigh] I should expect more out of a fellow Blue Devil and Duke trustee emerita.
Posted by Chester on February 16, 2005 10:31 PM to The Adventures of Chester