Friday, May 14, 2004


What's so good about blogging?

"[Blogging is] a medium that permits citizens to challenge the media monopoly in determining what counts as newsworthy and what the narrative frame for those stories is. We are all media critics now. They've been able to tell us, for decades, which stories count as news and how those stories should be told. Bloggers can say: Wait a minute. What about all these other stories? Why aren't you covering those? And what makes this narrative frame self-evident? Doesn't this one make just as much sense? And why did you leave these details out?"

From a fascinating interview with several "blogologists", including Jill from jill/txt, over at Online Journalism Review.