January 27, 2005

Quote of the Day

"The premature triumphalism of some bloggers indicates that they haven't paid attention to how Webified journalists have become. They also ignore media history. New media technologies almost never replace old media technologies, they merely force old technologies to adapt and find new ways to connect with their audiences... the only extinct mass media that I can think of is the movie house newsreel."
-Slate's Jack Shafer, in a tough-but-fair piece on blogs that I suspect the 'sphere will be all over tomorrow. I just hope they don't try to turn Shafer, a very smart and astute media critic, into another Nick Coleman.

I love and defend blogs as much as anyone. But, as I'll be saying in that long-gestating piece that I'm still working on, the hubris is getting to be a bit much-especially when it's directed at "MSM."

UPDATE: Welcome, Slatesters. Nice to see the Blogosphere for the most part saw Shafer's point and didn't savage him over it, with a few notable exceptions. Then again, that might have something to do with Jack not being a leftist.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 27, 2005 12:27 AM

I'm looking forward to the "long-gestating piece."

Posted by: Emily at January 27, 2005 04:18 PM

Steve... if you were the author of this, and the foil for the author of this, what would you do?

Posted by: Jay Rosen at January 29, 2005 05:18 PM

The prophesy has been revealed..DIE BLOGGERS DIE!

Posted by: A at January 30, 2005 10:07 PM
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