Did the death of journalism just take another step?

Did the death of journalism just take another step?

Summary: Today, via Dave Winer, I see that Business 2.0 is asking all of its journalists to create a blog.

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Today, via Dave Winer, I see that Business 2.0 is asking all of its journalists to create a blog.

I'm routinely asked to participate in panel discussions regarding the media landscape -- a conversation that invariably ends up predicting the impact of blogging on established media or journalism. If you've been to one of these, then you'll know that one of my predictions is that most full-time journalists will be left with no choice but to start blogging if they haven't already.  From there, I don't predict the death of journalism. Just journalists.  To many of them, being asked or told to blog will be like hearing someone screaming above the foam "Come on in, the water is fine!" It isn't until after the barrell they're in has been tossed over the rail into the Niagara Falls that they'll realize how not everyone survives the white water.

Topic: Tech Industry

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  • I read this morning . . .

    about fish jumping out of the water just a few minutes before the big quake hit paradise yesterday, caused by electricity generated by the pending earth movement.

    We digital peons owe a debt of gratitude to ZDNet for sparse chaperoned blogs allowing freedom of speech to flourish. The problem is from the outside all blogs look the same, but the ones without controversy or FUD-ders and Trolls are generally highly sedated examples of what truth looks like in a grave. And the hapless journalist is faced with having to look credible with this sort of garbage that trails each article.

    I would imagine that complaints from the offending corporate representatives and trolls of those who would enforce lies, (and manipulation and downright evil) are abundant to the shepherds of the ZD blogs. The truth is there is almost no place for truth to surface, ZDNet being one of those few, and when it does surface, all hell breaks loose.

    The other truth is that the trolls always strike from two directions, good cop bad cop in order to counter an attempt by normal truthful people to vent.

    The other truth is the holidays are inching their way toward us and a lot of people just back off for a few months.
    WinnebagoBoy