media update part 3
The Hoosier Review has noted the recent article on bloggers in the local paper, along with the subsequent comments of Jeff Cooper and myself who were mentioned in the article.
Jeff recently posted this follow-up, in which he notes that the Louisville Courier-Journal picked up the story for its Sunday edition, and expands upon my updated commentary on the article.
[O]f the four bloggers mentioned in the original article, three--Mickey Kaus, Andrew Sullivan, and Josh Marshall--are conventional journalists who simply expanded their activities into a new forum (the sole exception is law professor Glenn Reynolds). Blogs certainly give them more expressive freedom than they previously had, and probably expand their audience, but these writers already had public outlets available in which to express themselves. More typical, and in many ways more interesting, are the non-journalists who, by way of blogs, have found a new way to make their voices heard.
[T]he four blogs in the original article are among the most popular in the blogosphere, with tens of thousands (and sometimes over a hundred thousand) visits per day. They're important blogs, to be sure, but they're not exactly representative of what blogging is these days.
(continued in the next post)