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What are the relative strengths and weaknesses of long-form, slow-bake, “mainstream” journalism and the idiom we call the blogosphere? As per Bora, the meaning of these terms are shifting as we speak. Last night, using my recent story and blogging on PTSD as a point of focus, I put in my latest two cents on…

Effect Measure — inspired by a thoughtful note from bird-flu ace reporter Helen Branswell — ponders the implications of the increasing lack of specialization, and thus deep subject-specific expertise, among MSM reporters. The conclusion we draw from this is that if you really want to know what’s going on in the flu world you shouldn’t…

I stirred some ire last week when I asserted that the Times (for — disclosure dept — whom I sometimes write) and similar mainstream papers offer a public good through their unique combination of a) access to information and 2) clout with the public and government. Several readers took me to task (see the comments…