Monday, March 27, 2006

New Media And Politics

The Senate Site left this insightful comment: "The Senate sees the advent of political blogging the same way we view storm clouds over the San Rafael. Rain on the watershed means flood in the canyons. Like the cleansing but extremely dangerous flash floods that rip through the slot canyons all over our state – new media is changing the way people understand and participate in self government. The issue is not whether the flood is coming – it is. And it is not whether or not we find the flood to be compatible with established norms and habits - it is not. The issue is how to enjoy the changing dynamic in a way that embraces the adventure of a new paradigm, while keeping safe the things we treasure from our past. "


Blogger Bryan Schott said...

The problem I see with "new media" is they have no training as journalists and often do not adhere to the standards that journalists are held to.
Witness what happened to Ben Domenech - he was outed as a plagarist.
As long as "new media" is responsible, that's a good thing.
Far too often it's not, and it ends up cheapening the discussion because it's an easy way to make an anonymous cheap shot.

3/28/2006 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"They're ALL CHEST DEEP!!! JUST GO!!!!"

3/28/2006 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Training as journalists? Like the journalists who have had several stories in the New York times in the last two weeks come up as bogus. Sorry, but the trained journalists today are more agenda driven. If you are going to report based on your personal bias or your particular political agenda, it doesn't seem that you need much training. At least when you read the "new media" you know exactly what you are reading, as opposed to having someone try to fool you into thinking that they just report the news and that they are impartial observers. The more info out there the better. The public will quickly sift those which are credible and those which are not. Maybe that is why the traditional news organizations are loosing readers and viewers. The public is sifting!

3/29/2006 04:14:00 PM  

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