National Public Blogging

National Public Blogging

: Terry Teachout says that arts commentary will move on, to blogs, as mainstream media loses interest in (and the ability to afford) it. He’s waiting for money to support the habit.

We spend a lot of time talking about how advertising revenue will shift toward citizens’ media.

Terry made me think that grant money may follow the same path. Why shouldn’t some of the underwriters who support public broadcasting now consider underwriting citizens’ media? It’s simple, less expensive, more direct.

  • http://communique.portland.or.us/ The One True b!X

    “Terry made me think that grant money may follow the same path. Why shouldn’t some of the underwriters who support public broadcasting now consider underwriting citizens’ media? It’s simple, less expensive, more direct.”
    For whatever it’s worth, I and some of my readers considered this approach as a way to keep Portland Communique going past the end of December or January, until we realized that most grant money flows to individuals or organizations which cannot participate in partisan activity, and my eleciton endorsements would scuttle my ability to receive any such grant money.