A lot of bandwidth was expended — some would say wasted — after Monday night’s forum about online standards for bloggers, at least as it relates to those traditionally held — if not always followed — by the media.
Mark Glaser, a media critic/new media “expert” writes on PBS.org, “the time-worn debate of Bloggers vs. Journalists has finally run its course.” Well, it should have run its course by now, and moved on to the next phase. And for the most part, it has.
We all probably could’ve saved a lot of time this week by reading Glaser’s post today out loud.
Still unclear is whether anybody who doesn’t blog and isn’t employed by a news organization cares.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.