• re: front page?

    , Posted on Feb 26

    What's interesting about that phenomenon is that, while newsroom staffs get cut, more news gets out. Different channels, perhaps, but there is more news, more news outlets, and more news stories than ever before. And it becomes increasingly compartmentalized. Maybe "general" media is giving way to interest-specific media, more stuff like this.

    Perhaps there will soon be a news portal for has-been musicians who turn to the glamorous world of public relations?

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  • Speaking of blogging

    , Posted on Feb 26

    Has anyone else noticed how reporters are increasingly being asked -- or are volunteering -- to wear two hats nowadays? In addition to filing copy for print or Web, reporters across all beats seem to have media-sponsored blogs. From sports reporters to business writers, the line is continuing to blur between journalist and blogger.

    I frequently see bloggers filing "stories" exclusively for their blogs on topics that might not otherwise fit in the print editions of the newspaper or online. Or, a reporter might expand on a piece that he or she writes for the newspaper, and open that piece up to reader comments. And you see the blogs, Web sites and newspapers cross-promoting one another all the time. Keeps our media friends very busy, I'd say.

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