Skip to comments.The Post Fails a Young Blogger(Amazingly Laughable Article on How the MSM Just Doesn't Get It)
Posted on 04/22/2012 4:06:16 PM PDT by lbryce
The Post just had a rough few days. It was shut out of the 2012 Pulitzer Prizes, which were announced Monday. On the same day, journalists here had to accept or reject The Posts fifth buyout offer in nine years. The union representing newsroom workers says that at least 32 accepted, and probably more. And the prior Friday, a Post blogger, Elizabeth Flock, resigned.
I think that the most noteworthy event was the resignation of Flock, a woman in her mid-20s whose job was filling The Posts breaking news blog, called blogPost. It was designed to be about the national and international stories popular from hour to hour trending on the Internet.
Flocks job entailed some original reporting from Washington but a lot more of what we call aggregation. This is an imprecise term. At its best, aggregation can mean collecting stories on a topic from a variety of news outlets and directing readers toward them through Web links. At its worst, as Bill Keller, the former editor of the New York Times has written, it verges on theft.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
At one point not that long ago, the MSM would enunciate the terms "blogging", "bloggers" only in the most condescending,derogatory manner imaginable, mocking bloggers as people doing news in their "pajamas".
If ever there was a moment when anyone would believe the MSM might somehow manage to transform themselves to survive in the new digital age, this incident proves quite the opposite, that their death will come a lot quicker than anyone thought possible.
From the article:
“But it comes too late for Elizabeth Flock and some of her young and promising colleagues.”
What was so promising about her? She was working at the Post. Hardly promising.
It would be an embarrasment to be nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, reserved for the enemies of the Republic adn the Constitution.
The only thing surprising about the Pulitzer Prize
is that it hasn’t been awarded to Obama .... yet.
If that's true, why don't digital blogs get the editing scrutiny of the print edition? I think the bold claim above is hooey. (That just means they're as ready to fire digital Jason Blair-types as print versions slackards--that get caught.) They're trying to get by on the cheap with Drudge-like knock-offs while avoiding the perception that they're digitally chic and avant garde, while in truth, they think as eminently corruptible dinosaur media fossils.
BINGO ! ! ! ! !
... via. Kaplan College ... provided they can come up with government funded student loans ... perhaps?
As they should. The vast majority of blogs and bloggers are worthless trash.
Sturgeon's Law is still in effect.
Btw, why does EVERY majority have to be "vast"?
<retreating hastily and hiding behind the punchbowl>