Blogging and journalism

Blogging and journalism
: Jay Rosen of NYU, just said that the really radical thing going is is this:

“The audience doesn’t exist anymore… Readers — the people you called readers for 500 years — are now writers.”

Right. And I’m very frustrated trying to figure out what to call “us” now. “Audience” isn’t right; they only receive. “Populist” is my current choice but it’s a bit loaded. Nominations? Coinage?

A few other quotes:

: Josh Marshall on his blog vs. his paid writing gigs: “I’m much more invested in my web site than in any of those other things that pay me.”

: Glenn Reynolds on newspapers that fear links to outside sites: “This keep-people-on-your-site thing reeks of Ted Baxter insecurity…”