: Jay Rosen is speaking now to the AEJMC journalism education confab and he tells the educators:

Blogging represents to me freedom: intellectual freedom.

He tells them it gives him the power to publish and “independence from editors.” Knowing, envious chortles from the crowd. Next, he says, blogging gives his “ideas a place in public conversation.” And it lets him publish in the same public space as Howard Kurtz or Jack Shafer; he can compete.

: Len Witt is blogging the blogging as he moderates the panel.

: For the benefit of the audience in Toronto, here’s a link to the list of recommended blogs I put up after Aspen.