The Role of Blogs in the Media Universe, Part XIII January 18, 2007Posted by David Card in Media.
Ah, now it’s clear. Instead of lazy mainstream media reporters calling up a “man in the street,” (usually a pal), even lazier ones can now source “bloggers” as authorities on everything. That’ll sure shake up journalism.
The NY Times
- “The ads are like a Monty Python sketch,” said (someone who has way too much time on his hands, obviously in contrast to this busy reporter), a software developer from Jersey City who created a blog to track and humorously critique the ads (lowermybillswatch.blogspot.com). “Some of them are so out of the blue they make no sense.”
The Wall Street Journal
- Some bloggers said they are considering switching to Cingular from their current carriers because of the iPhone. In a response to an iPhone post on the widely read technology blog TechCrunch, a reader named (you can look it up yourself, who knows who he really is? certainly not the reporter who wrote this) wrote, “I might have to figure out a way to get out of it to get my number moved to Cingular.”