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January 06, 2004

The Fifth Estate

Doc Searls writes about how the traditional media is maybe being marginalized (my word not his) by the new journalism of the web.

In a few hours, my own press pass will get me into the "media" corral at Steve Jobs' keynote at Macworld. If the room is set up like it was the last two years, the event will be broadcast live over Net media, but there will be no Net-connected wi-fi to allow those attending to write about the event in real time. In other words, the outside will be more inside than the literal insiders. Those watching the show from their own computers will be able to write about it long before the reporters who are on the scene. Interesting what that says about journalism, no?
That's was us. In the #joiito irc channel comparing notes, gauging what was important, and soon after putting it into our blogs.

Posted by jghiii at January 6, 2004 04:32 PM
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