Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The Wild World of Internet journalism
In-class exercise

And it is wild. American newspapers are failing at spectacular rates even while their online readership is growing. Print newspapers might not know how to deal with the shift in readership, but many online sites do. Blogs and journalism sites like the Drudge Report and the Huffington Post garner millions and millions of readers, making them as influential (possibly even more at times) than traditional print standbys as the New York Times.

If newspapers are confused by the new online rules of journalism, so are traditional journalists themselves. This piece by Mark Glaser, a journalist and blogger, really sums up the struggle. Read the following post and then create your own post about the subject -- giving your own thoughts on the distinction between the world of blogging and news gathering. I'm especially curious to read any predictions you have for the future of online journalism and journalists.


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