A sparkling analysis but unfair to cable channel newspeople, other journalists...– Herbert Gans in a comment to Walter Shapiro’s post in CJR: “From Etch a Sketch to Hilary Rosen,” Fri 27 Apr 2012 at 03:07 PM
Felix Salmon on Blogs
Felix hit on something here …And so, in the proud tradition of good blogs everywhere, readers are left with a highly variable product. The great is rare; the dull quite common. But — and this is the genius of the online format — that doesn’t matter, not any more, and certainly not half as much as it used to. When you’re working online, more is more. If you have the cojones to throw up...
“The scientific evidence of how same-sex attraction most likely may be created provides a credible basis for a spiritual explanation that indicts the devil.” http://nyti.ms/t7gs5Q
Ah, so we agree, @felixsalmon, that the first...
should be right, which was my point: Says our man Felix: “Without the retweet, or any link to follow, it looks as though it’s first-hand reporting — and no journalist ever wants their first-hand reporting to be in error.” http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/07/28/being-wrong-on-twitter/?dlvrit=60132 This was basically all I’m saying. Retweeting something from a...
@felixsalmon, I don’t mind being the killjoy.
I can see how Twitter may be a step short of publishing (or is it?), but Twitter’s not a like newsroom because those have four walls, while Twitter’s amplification power is potentially very large. Your “newsroom” has 25,000, sorry, *30,000*, people in it. It’s a lot closer to publishing than being in a closed news meeting. And while there was no harm done in the Piers Morgan case, it’s not at...