Comments: Hot Head Bloggers vs. Cool Headed Journalists

I find it totally shocking that a writer for such an esteemed venue as the New York Times would miss the danger in a blogger strike of the AP. Your point about blogger links increasing its value from a revenue and brand standpoint are totally right on. Also, the AP does not exist in a vacuum. There is competition. And there will be more competition from a vast, dispersed group of bloggers and new media journalists that continue to improve their reporting and ability to filter the massive amounts of content they produce. This is a sign that the New York Times still misses the point on new media in one of two ways:
1. They don't understand its impact which leads them to make such ridiculous points.
2. They don't respect it. Proof of which causes them not to pay attention to what kind of crazy arguments are being made on their blogs.

Posted by mike at June 27, 2008 08:41 AM