Monday, January 28, 2008

The Issue of Blogging

Through my research for the Paper Prospect I came across an article where Rupert Murdoch, the major shareholder, chairman and managing director of News Corp., commented on the subject of blogging. In an interview with Economist Magazine, Murdoch discusses the problem with newspapers and the appeal of blogs. "I believe too many of us editors and reporters are out of touch with our readers. No wonder that people, and in particular the young, are ditching their newspapers. [Today's teens, twenty- and thirty-somethings] don't want to rely on a god-like figure from above to tell them what's important, and they certainly don't want news presented as gospel." I thought that this might be a good source for everyone who is writing their paper on something to do with blogs or online media to look at. It is an unusual perspective from such a source. I also found this article which uses an except from the Economist article and expands on Murdoch's idea as a whole.

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