New journalism

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Written By Brian Krogsgard

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  1. This has been one of the most well thought, well structured, and finely written articles I’ve read. You’ve made an interesting, candid, yet fully supported argument for the modern age debate of journalism vs. blogging. I thank you for putting this out there.

  2. A couple notes from a working online journalist: First, the term “New Journalism” was coined back in 1972 by Tom Wolfe. Secondly, most online journalism shops smaller than or realize pageviews are outmoded. Andrew Sullivan may have quit blogging on his own dime, but his voice has a valuable following, one any publishing organization would desire. I think we’ve seen the zenith of star journalist. Beyond Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept, First Look Media is scaling back operations. In the end, is blogging dead? Of course not, but it certainly makes for great link bait.

  3. Sounds like the workload and perhaps success itself is what led to Sullivan’s departure. Would a “container” help share the workload, the skills, and the profits among many journalists? Something like ThemeForest as a cooperative for journalists and other writers who interact with each other — potentially in every phase of writing from research to reaction to the finished work? Would it potentially contain more than op-ed columnists and thought leaders — could it do the work of a newsroom too? Would it work only on a national or global level, or serve regional and hyperlocal markets? Would subscribers end up creating personal echo chambers? Would there be comments and conservative/liberal trolls who pay to snipe at writers they love to hate? 🙂 Monetize debate and increase its quality by letting people pay to write reviewed response pieces or participate in a Q&A?

  4. Things are involving. We are still making websites like they make newspaper and magazines. For the web it doesn’t really matter when you store a thing. There are two rules: 1. you need to be able to link to it, 2. it should be readable in a browser.

    Curation and aggregation of great content is still needed. Google is doing that with search. RSS was great for that but it died. What’s next? …

    For writers, audio- en videomakers there’s just one thing: make the content and put it somewhere online and keep it there so anyone can link to it.

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