There has been much criticism of late regarding one of the world’s most venerable news institutions. A sale, a few firings, a revolving door of editors. Ever since the term new media was coined, “professional” journalists and corporate news outlets have chuckled at the competition known as the blog. Bloggers are not journalists. They are not media. They are not people. Newspapers are the news. They are the ones who deliver the cold hard facts of the day – unless it’s a story on Tupac. Whoops.
I have a fun little daily ritual where I check out the Times online just to see what they consider their “top stories.” Today, one of them, is a morning roundup from their blogs.
Smile, blogger. The war is over. The Man hath conceded.