Sunday, May 01, 2005

Growin' like kudzu, dammit

In a post at Virginia Pundit Watch, Will Vehrs notes:

All Grown Up Already

For the first time since I started writing Virginia Pundit Watch, blog reporting and commentary not only rivaled the work of full-time journalism professionals, it often exceeded it in quality and insight. I expected this to eventually happen in the Virginia blogosphere, but not this quickly.

Add to Will's observations the following at Jay Rosen's "Press Think,"

What is clear is that the control of news — what constitutes it, how to prioritise it and what is fact — is shifting subtly from being the sole purview of the news provider to the audience itself.

...and it's clear we're in the middle of amazing changes.

Next thing you know they'll invent taters with no skin.