All The News That's Fit to Blog

Via Corporate Engagement, this RN programme should be interesting:

Tune in to Radio National’s Media Report in Australia tomorrow (28/04/05) at 8.30am or 8pm for this:

All the News that’s fit to Blog
28 April 2005

Blogging is having a big impact on American journalism – with bloggers using their posts both to leak to the media and to challenge it directly. Dan Rather, the iconic CBS News anchor who retired last month, is the bloggers’ biggest scalp to date. But what impact is blogging having in the Australian media? Jason Di Rosso has our special report.

I spoke to the journo, Jason Di Rosso, on the phone a while back and I think the programme might be worth a listen.

Update: Courtesy of Glen, there’s a transcript here. More at Catallaxy.


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30 responses to “All The News That's Fit to Blog”

  1. Rex

    It was a resonable report. It suggested that blogging was changing the Media, and the position of the professional media was being forced to change to accomodate blogging.

    Margo Kingston was interviewed. She has the view that the old-style objective journalism is now dead, and media organisations promoting that perception were living a lie. She said that she writes her blog in the first person to clearly acknowledge that the author holds opinions and is not hiding their motives behind the third person style.

    Several well known Asutralian blogs recieved a mention including Troppo and Backpages.

    Oh Yeah. Tim Blair was interviewed also. He said something about himself and his achievements if I recall.

  2. Rex

    It was a resonable report. It suggested that blogging was changing the Media, and the position of the professional media was being forced to change to accomodate blogging.

    Margo Kingston was interviewed. She has the view that the old-style objective journalism is now dead, and media organisations promoting that perception were living a lie. She said that she writes her blog in the first person to clearly acknowledge that the author holds opinions and is not hiding their motives behind the third person style.

    Several well known Asutralian blogs recieved a mention including Troppo and Backpages.

    Oh Yeah. Tim Blair was interviewed also. He said something about himself and his achievements if I recall.

  3. Amanda

    Listening now. Part 1:

    Trevor Cook namechecking Blair, Quiggin, Catallaxy, Mark Thompson.
    Aust bloggers need a scandal like Rathergate to get profile like in US
    Tim Blair about how he “got a scalp” of Chicago bloke on TJ Hickey story
    RMIT’s John Burton, interactivity/linking is blogging strength, bloggers aren’t centre of the story like trad journos
    Margo Kingston, readers no long passive, journos no longer info gatekeepers, media mangement haven’t thought through the implications
    Daniel Donahoo, youse are all sad nerds (joke!)
    Jenny Someone, blog expert, people can share what they are witnessing of major news events like tsunamis, you get involved with the story at personal level

  4. Amanda

    Listening now. Part 1:

    Trevor Cook namechecking Blair, Quiggin, Catallaxy, Mark Thompson.
    Aust bloggers need a scandal like Rathergate to get profile like in US
    Tim Blair about how he “got a scalp” of Chicago bloke on TJ Hickey story
    RMIT’s John Burton, interactivity/linking is blogging strength, bloggers aren’t centre of the story like trad journos
    Margo Kingston, readers no long passive, journos no longer info gatekeepers, media mangement haven’t thought through the implications
    Daniel Donahoo, youse are all sad nerds (joke!)
    Jenny Someone, blog expert, people can share what they are witnessing of major news events like tsunamis, you get involved with the story at personal level

  5. Amanda

    Guru Ann, one of the most compelling blogs recently as she talks about the Corby case from Bali. She says the newspaper coverage is very clinical, she is more hands on, her main audience is “the close knit blogging audience in aust”
    She had “a brief look at the stats the other day” As if! True bloggers are compulsive stat checkers surely.
    Tim Blair: how he inspires trust in readers. Same as normal journalism just a diff delivery system.
    Jenny Boing Boing again on warblogging, people don’t trust what the tv is telling them. Kevin Sykes?, CNN journo and blogger.
    What place do blogs have on newspaper websites, since the liberal concept of unbiased jounos. Margo: what Rex sez. Webdiary has been transformed to a more balanced sites, right wingers feel safe to particpate.
    Daniel Donahoo: but they don’t touch elbows, sucks to be you, bloggers.
    Most pop oz blogs are very successful, Troppo, Catallaxy, Back Pages, Quiggin, Tim Blair — big ones gets hundreds of comments a day. Big media has 24 hour cycle, but bloggers/commenters can stay with an issue.
    Why is this all in bold?
    Margo says she has always been controversial. Well, hush my mouth!
    Apple forced sites to hand over sources in US

    oh look heres a transcript. Bugger.
    http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/8.30/mediarpt/stories/s1354234.htm

  6. Amanda

    Guru Ann, one of the most compelling blogs recently as she talks about the Corby case from Bali. She says the newspaper coverage is very clinical, she is more hands on, her main audience is “the close knit blogging audience in aust”
    She had “a brief look at the stats the other day” As if! True bloggers are compulsive stat checkers surely.
    Tim Blair: how he inspires trust in readers. Same as normal journalism just a diff delivery system.
    Jenny Boing Boing again on warblogging, people don’t trust what the tv is telling them. Kevin Sykes?, CNN journo and blogger.
    What place do blogs have on newspaper websites, since the liberal concept of unbiased jounos. Margo: what Rex sez. Webdiary has been transformed to a more balanced sites, right wingers feel safe to particpate.
    Daniel Donahoo: but they don’t touch elbows, sucks to be you, bloggers.
    Most pop oz blogs are very successful, Troppo, Catallaxy, Back Pages, Quiggin, Tim Blair — big ones gets hundreds of comments a day. Big media has 24 hour cycle, but bloggers/commenters can stay with an issue.
    Why is this all in bold?
    Margo says she has always been controversial. Well, hush my mouth!
    Apple forced sites to hand over sources in US

    oh look heres a transcript. Bugger.
    http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/8.30/mediarpt/stories/s1354234.htm

  7. Glen

    I totally forgot about this!

    http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/8.30/mediarpt/

  8. Glen

    I totally forgot about this!

    http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/8.30/mediarpt/

  9. Homer Paxton

    I am surprised at you Mark.

    you should be encouraging people to get off the blog.

  10. Homer Paxton

    I am surprised at you Mark.

    you should be encouraging people to get off the blog.

  11. Mark

    Interesting – thanks for the transcript.

    Our friend, Dr Christopher Sheil, will be interested to hear that he’s suspended his blog because “he’s doing a PhD”. Hmmm.

  12. Mark

    Interesting – thanks for the transcript.

    Our friend, Dr Christopher Sheil, will be interested to hear that he’s suspended his blog because “he’s doing a PhD”. Hmmm.

  13. Vee

    Thanks for this news, I might checkout Rather’s blog if I can find it.

  14. Vee

    Thanks for this news, I might checkout Rather’s blog if I can find it.

  15. cs

    Shit Mark! Don’t tell me I’m doing another one!

    Actually, as it happens, I’m marking one today, and so far the research is fortunately of a somewhat higher grade than that report. Will suspend further comments till I’ve finished with the fate of this poor slave.

  16. cs

    Shit Mark! Don’t tell me I’m doing another one!

    Actually, as it happens, I’m marking one today, and so far the research is fortunately of a somewhat higher grade than that report. Will suspend further comments till I’ve finished with the fate of this poor slave.

  17. Mark

    I’ve heard about people doing two PhDs and I can only assume they are utterly insane.

  18. Mark

    I’ve heard about people doing two PhDs and I can only assume they are utterly insane.

  19. Mark

    Chris, btw, I read last night that the logo of the UK Lib Dems is the “bird of freedom”. Comments?

  20. Mark

    Chris, btw, I read last night that the logo of the UK Lib Dems is the “bird of freedom”. Comments?

  21. Mark

    Amanda, I reckon we should organise the Daniel Donahoo Blog Love-In where we can all have a group hug!

  22. Mark

    Amanda, I reckon we should organise the Daniel Donahoo Blog Love-In where we can all have a group hug!

  23. cs

    Cool! What sort of bird? A Heron, I trust.

  24. cs

    Cool! What sort of bird? A Heron, I trust.

  25. Mark

    Dunno – the book didn’t provide an illustration. Apparently it was adopted just after the Liberal/SDP merger when the new party was tearing itself apart over what to call itself – and also stirred up some controversy.

  26. Mark

    Dunno – the book didn’t provide an illustration. Apparently it was adopted just after the Liberal/SDP merger when the new party was tearing itself apart over what to call itself – and also stirred up some controversy.

  27. liam hogan

    According to the lib-dem’s colour, wouldn’t that make their big yellow bird Sesame Street’s Big Bird?

  28. liam hogan

    According to the lib-dem’s colour, wouldn’t that make their big yellow bird Sesame Street’s Big Bird?

  29. Nic White

    Hopefully more features like this will kepp happening.

  30. Nic White

    Hopefully more features like this will kepp happening.