Thursday, May 10, 2007

New Media

There is a lot that is important in this post at Talking Points Memo, concerning purgegate and the fired US Attorneys. However, one thing stuck out at me that concerns not politics but the media. It was this
(ed.note: As I mentioned over the weekend, our new reporter-blogger, Laura McGann, started at on Monday. And in the post linked above, she was, to the best of my knowledge, the first to report on the firing call Graves received back in January 2006. The Times followed a short time later with more details -- jmm.)
Emphasis added. The possibility of a new media, much more competitive and much more capable of reviewing itself (well the different parts reviewing each other) and self criticism is emerging. It ought to be possible in this day to find large reporter-bloggers in every community and thereby build an effective source of information around the world. It looks like Josh Marshall is doing that, and getting scoops. More power to him. This is the wave of the future.



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