Friday, January 12, 2007

Take a Blogger to Lunch, by Keith W. Jenkins

There was an interesting post over at Poynter Online this morning ....

Keith Jenkins has written: Journalists, here's some food for thought: What we do is going away because it has to. We can no longer claim the higher ground. There will be no "transition to the Web" -- the Web exists and is as different from 20th-century journalism as apples are from hand grenades.

He goes on to say, Instead, we should be inventing this new world with people who already populate it. Real bloggers, photobloggers and vloggers -- embrace them and learn from them. Only then can we continue to be relevant.

It's a thought-provoking piece.


V-Grrrl said...

I touched on this topic in a comment on Neil's blog.

I find it a bit humorous when bloggers get all grave and serious and want to be considered journalists while journalists scoff at the reporting and credibility of bloggers.

The personal voice and viewpoint of blogging and its interactive nature means we share information and opinions in an entirely different way. We've pulled the media out of its boxes.

I do think print journalism is a dying field. What remains to be seen is how bloggers and professional writers and reporters will inhabit a new landscape.

Now I need to click over and read the article!

woman wandering said...

I liked the idea that journalists and etc need to move into the present ... it's a timely comment really, people in the industry are only slowly beginning to think outside the square.

Some made the leap a long time ago, others need to make a long leap. It will be interesting to see where we are in 10 years ... well, if George has managed to leave us with anything.