February 16, 2005

Blogs--A Revolution of the Media

Lately there has been a lot of chatter about the web log, or so-called "blogs". Basically, a blog is nothing more than an online journal whereby an average person can publish their thoughts. (If you are reading this and don't have a clue, this is a blog...) I think blogs are the next revolution in news media. Consider the recent scandals with CBS and CNN. The 2004 election was also heavily influenced by this new media. The exit polls showing Kerry way ahead turned out to be flawed. http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A21932-2004Nov3.html Why do so many "old media" hate the upcoming blogger revolution? Because the blogs challenge their supremacy as news gatherers and their profits. Shouldn't all Americans cheer for the blog, since it represents the "little guy"? Liberals and even some conservative media outlets decry the blogs as being spawned from unprofessionals. Too bad. We are here to stay! Americans should welcome blogs as a much needed check on the MSM (mainstream media for you newbies). Here are a few resources for those unfamiliar with the phenomena: Hugh Hewitt's book, BLOG http://www.hughhewitt.com/ Wikipedia's definition http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog John Leo on Blogs http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/leo050602.asp

1 comment:

aaron said...

I couldn't agree more!