News blogs or cable TV?
by brian d foy
We weren't talking about specific stories or events. We argued about the effect on new-gathering, ethics, and other journalistic concerns.
I won't tell you who picked which side just yet. I want to hear what other people think. There's a beer riding on this, so choose wisely. :)
Cable TV...it allowed for the true 24 by 7 news coverage that has changed news coverage entirely. Blogs are now changing things a bit, but not to the same degree that TV did.
Maybe in another ten years, computers and the ’net will be as ubiquitous as TV is now. In the meantime, blogs have little influence outside a few spectucular exposures, even as those same exposures show where we are headed towards in the future.