You could say the first shoe dropped on the news media during the 2004 Presidential campaign when blogs became important players by not just influencing the news media but making news.
Now the other shoe is dropping.
The hub for this story, links, and serious analysis is Jay Rosen's PressThink which has the definitive post on the subject.
As Rosen notes, the place for what could one day be seen as a pivotal moment in journalism is Greensboro, North Carolina, where there's a thriving blog community. What's the big deal? The local newspaper the Greensboro News-Record is seriously considering incorporating blogging into its web news operations in a big, high profile way.
Tuesday, December 21, 2004
A newspaper built around blogging... Progress in motion.