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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…

From Jay Rosen: As the crisis in newspaper journalism grinds on, people watching it are trying to explain how we got here, and what we’re losing as part of the newspaper economy crashes. Some are trying to imagine a new news system. I try to follow this action, and have been sending around the best…

In response to my post on himself, the NY Times, Zyprexa, Infinite Mind, etc.

Seth Godin offers another take on what we might miss if/when newspapers die: investigative journalism. What’s left is local news, investigative journalism and intelligent coverage of national news. Perhaps 2% of the cost of a typical paper. I worry about the quality of a democracy when the the state government or the local government can…

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…