July 31, 2002
HOWARD KURTZ’S COLUMN TODAY is about how bloggers are keeping Big Media honest. Excerpt:
Bloggers are busting chops, big time.
The latest evidence: Some big media organizations are now quoting their criticism of other big media organizations.
It’s called influencing the debate, in real time. . . .
Some media critics dismiss bloggers as self-indulgent cranks. That’s a mistake. They now provide a kind of instant feedback loop for media corporations that came of age in an era of one-way communications.
Yep. If I were, say, Howell Raines, I’d be reading blogs a lot to see how I was doing.