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Friday, March 02, 2007

Are Bloggers Parasitic?

Romanesko has already done the work, so:

Online Journalism Review
The charge that blogs are "parasitic" bothers Robert Niles, and he's been hearing it a lot at forums attended by newspaper journalists. "To me, it's a poorly informed insult of many hard-working web publishers who are doing fresh, informative and original work. And by dismissing blogs as 'parasitic,' newspaper journalists make themselves blind to the opportunities that blogging, as well as independent Web publishing in general, offer to both the newspaper industry and newspaper journalists."

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