Skip to comments.The year of the blogs (Free Republic mentioned)
Posted on 12/22/2004 6:10:38 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
Time Magazine names Powerline's trio of lawyer-reporters "bloggers of the year," and the next day the Washington Post announces the purchase of Internet news site "Slate." What's next, the acquisition of RealClearPolitics by the Wall Street Journal? That would make huge sense, so don't rule it out.
What 2004 will be remembered for in the history of journalism is the rise of the blogs --independent citizen journalists working off of websites they update frequently. I have written an entire book on the subject which will be available shortly in bookstores and from Amazon, but the end of year is a good time as any to look back and see clearly that campaign 2004 was deeply impacted by the New Media.
Why the tide? That's the key question, given that so much of mainstream media, also known as legacy media, did so much to attack and besmirch the president and his campaign.
The answer: The New Media provided completely new channels of information acquisition, from the mighty coast watchers at Free Republic, through talk radio and FoxNews, to the blogs. The appearance of the Old Media monopoly was still in place they still had the ad rates that a monopoly deserves, and they still pay themselves the crazy salaries, but the audience had either departed or grown so skeptical as to be influenced hardly at all by whatever nonsense Aaron Brown or Peter Jennings was spouting that night.
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I'm still confused over blogs. What exactly is a blog? Thanks.
Coast Watchers. I love it.
Not just Coast Watchers, but MIGHTY Coast Watchers.
A blog is short for weblog. Like FR or any other opinion oriented web site.
Technically, we are a forum, not a blog. A blog is a collection of vanities.
So Post away!
I like his description of Free Republic. Coast watchers!! It's a good fit. Maybe we're not hiding in a cave on New Georgia or Bouginville with Jap patrols on our heels, but we are the early warning system. Dedicated, passionate, and unlike most of our DUmmie rivals, intelligent and experienced. Think I'll get my ANZAC hat and khaki shorts and practice my Morse.
One of the old Toffler books put forth the notion of truly regional representative government based on citizens communicating through local portals to voice their opinions.
The combination of boards and blogs is accomplishing this for the ideological community of Americans who have previously not had representative voice through traditional media or the press.
It is refreshing and delightful. It is probably confounding and concerning to the Politicians.
A big bookmark and a bump.
Jim Rob will be everybody's daddy if your scenario played out.
"log" stands for log and I don't know what the "b" stands for but a blog is usually a daily journal but there are various formats. Someone has probably already filled you in by now but that's what I think a blog is.
I thought we were a forum. Anyway, I like it here. Merry Christmas, freepers!
Is that Cape Hattiris (sp)?
It wouldn't be the same, how true.
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