June 3rd, 2007

New York Times Live Blogging And The Transformation Of Journalism

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I just went to the New York Times homepage and saw that political reporter Katharine Seelye is “live-blogging” the democrat’s New Hampshire Debate. Newspapers and other mainstream media have had blogs for quite a while, but this strikes me as the moment when blogs officially went mainstream and when journalism crossed a tipping point of evolving into the digital age.

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The New York Times, “newspaper of record,” now brings you the record within minutes after the event happens. This is truly a sea change, and evidence that the New York Times is indeed changing its editorial standards online — that’s not to suggest that Katharine Seelye isn’t doing high quality journalism, but rather that she is on equal footing with anyone with a laptop, a blog, an a TV — and who has sufficient insight into American politics.

As Ryan Sholin points out in his excellent “10 obvious things about the future of newspapers you need to get through your head“:

Bloggers aren’t an uneducated lynch mob unconcerned by facts. They’re your readers and your neighbors and if you play your cards right, your sources and your community moderators. If you really play it right, bloggers are the leaders of your networked reporting projects. Get over the whole bloggers vs. journalists thing, which has been pretty much settled since long before you stopped calling it a “Web blog” in your stories.

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There is excellent work being done in the new world of online journalism and it’s being done at newspapers like the Washington Post and the Lawrence Journal-World and the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Petersburg Times and the Bakersfield Californian and all sorts of papers of all sizes. You don’t need millions of dollars or HD cameras or years of training to make it happen; all you need is the right frame of mind.

Indeed, all that is required to truly transform the practice of journalism is “the right frame of mind.”

Comments (8 Responses so far)

  1. Scott Karp reports on blogging going mainstream, with the New York Times live blogging the recent Democrat debate: “The New York Times, “newspaper of record,” now brings you the record within minutes after the event happens. This is truly a sea change, and evidence that the New York Times is

  2. Scott Karp reports on blogging going mainstream, with the New York Times live blogging the recent Democrat debate: “The New York Times, “newspaper of record,” now brings you the record within minutes after the event happens. This is truly a sea change, and evidence that the New York Times is

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  5. New York Times Live Blogging And The Transformation Of Journalism 9:27 PM EDT, June 3, 2007 via Publishing 2.0

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  7. of like hanging out with a veteran political reporter while watching the show. And most importantly even after the Times ran its article the next morning, readers interested in a blow-by-blow description can still go back and read the blog post. [via Publishing 2.0]

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  9. interview when sources have more power, a subject I have explored in previous posts. Jeff Jarvis (who is quoted, as I am) replies to Levy: Alas, the interview. We’re one, but we’re not the same, we’ve got to carry each other, carry each other… Scott Karp at Publishing 2.0: “I just went to the New York Times homepage and saw that political reporter Katharine Seelye is ?live-blogging? the democrat?s New Hampshire Debate. Newspapers and other mainstream media have had blogs for quite a while, but this strikes me as

  10. New York Times Live Blogging And The Transformation Of Journalism  - Jun 3, 2007  - Scott Karp

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  12. of like hanging out with a veteran political reporter while watching the show. And most importantly even after the Times ran its article the next morning, readers interested in a blow-by-blow description can still go back and read the blog post. [via Publishing 2.0]

  13. morning show on Nantucket and continue through the summer with author readings, salons and literary events. “Among other things, The Atlantic is going to compile a summer reading list,” explained Jage Toba, director of network programming for Plum TV. NYT Liveblogging and the Transformation of Journalism (Publishing 2.0) Scott Karp: Newspapers and other mainstream media have had blogs for quite a while, but this strikes me as the moment when blogs officially went mainstream and when journalism crossed a tipping point of evolving into the digital age. The “newspaper of

  14. an alternative bidder. Insiders say their criteria includes “anyone but Murdoch.” • Meanwhile, retired anchor Bernard Shaw is pained deeply by the impact Fox had on CNN’s dynasty. • New York Times copies Jossip, gets credit for taking blogging trend into mainstream. [IMG]

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