Thursday, February 08, 2007

Free Press : Bloggers Upstage the Mainstream Press Yet Again

From the Free Press:

Summary: Time D.C. Bureau Chief Jay Carney posted to Time's
blog shortly after the State of the Union address. Bloggers quickly identified several mistakes in Carney's post.

"[The incident] inaugurated a rough week for those who still wish to uphold a model of cultural authority in which the fact that someone is a professional with a famous name — credentialed by other professionals with famous names — can serve as a reasonable proxy for trustworthiness. It marked one more step in the arrival of our new, more uncomfortable media world — one in which, to judge a piece of writing, we must gauge not the status of the writer, but his or her words themselves, unattached to the author’s worldly rank."