Tuesday, December 21, 2004

More on blogging:
From Steve Outing at Poynter, first of a two-part series, What Mainstream Journalists Can Learn From Bloggers.
Interestingly, Outing makes the point I wanted to make in my Watergate anniversary article this summer:
    Imagine, say, the coverage of Watergate being treated in part this way. Rather than Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward being the sole storytellers, blog-influenced journalism would have had them in part leading a conversation about the scandal -- and probably turning up new sources in the process. What if Woodward and Bernstein had accompanied their Watergate investigative pieces with a blog that facilitated public conversation and brought in tips from government insiders? I suspect that a Watergate investigation in the blog era would have come to a conclusion faster.


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