Thursday, March 08, 2007

Attaturk Youtube example of bloggy wit and relevance

As a followup to the idea of bloggers as source, compare the NYT coverage
of the Turkish YouTube ban with BoingBoing's entry. The AP/NYT's coverage
is garbled and even makes the Turkish government's action look more
ominous than it is. The BB coverage is less hysterical, more informative AND wittier.

As per Jay Rosen, we do need dedicated journalists in some form, but this
is an interesting example of the shift.

Camus wrote somewhere of the need for critical journalism, a paper that
would criticize the other papers. Perhaps we are seeing that emerge in the