by Jeff Jarvis
Big White Guy is a very good blog by an expat in Hong Kong. He gave us lively coverage during the Sars epidemic. He was ahead of all major media on the story of the Hong Kong story using swastikas in marketing. He blogs well.
No need to be jealous of somebody else getting airtime. What’s good for one is good for all here in this new world.
(You can watch the feature on his site.)
: For reasons that will become clear next week, I ended up hanging out with a half-dozen bloggers yesterday. You’ll note that no one blogged it; too intimidating. But I couldn’t resist pulling out the camera phone and stalking Gawker, turnabout being fair play. So here’s Nick Denton, hiding from the press. And there’s Choire Sicha reading Details — yes, Details.
: Note also that Denton is finally getting ready to take the wraps off of his high-class porn blog, Fleshbot.
Fair & awarded
: FoxNews founder Roger Ailes is named TV Journalist of the Year by Broadcasting & Cable. And they interview him. Choice quotes (and getaloada the Howell Raines story):
Q: What do you think Fox News’ contributions and innovations have been?
A: We’ve proved that we get larger audiences to cable news than anybody in American history, for one thing. We cover a broader spectrum than most people. We say it’s fair and balanced….
And we present broad views. We don’t eliminate it. Bias has to do with the elimination of points of view, not presenting a point of view….
Q: Is the public not smart?
A: They may not be as informed. They’re very smart, and they catch on quickly, and they can process different sources….
Q: So if Fox News is fair and balanced, then why do so many other people not believe it?
A: Because they’re getting their ass beaten.
Q: It’s not just CNN. It’s not just competition.
A: Look, we’re doing something that is forcing them
: Gary Wolf is writing a story about the Dean campaign for Wired and along the way, he’s blogging about it (a new and wise approach to reporting, by the way, for it will bring in new information and perspectives).
He just blogged a “retroactive manifesto” for the Dean campaign‘s online strategy — that is, acting as if you were planning what has happened, what principles would guide you? He puts together a good list from David Weinberger to Steven Johnson to Joi Ito [hat tip to Joi for this]. He’s now trying to figure out how to distill Clay Shirky into a paragraph.
And, Gary, don’t forget Glenn Reynolds from Bloggercon: Online, you have to give up control to gain power.