Notes

1. there has been a power shift from producers
to users, mostly because of the Internet. Jay Rosen
http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20050404&s=mackinnon

2.
this has led to a loss of sovereignty in the press. What I mean by that is
simply a loss of exclusive control.

3.
Objectivity as an ethical touchstone, as one of my sources said, is faltering in
mainstream journalism. Problems of finding a believable voice keep growing in
mainstream journalism, and this is related to the shift in
power.

It (blogging) is well adapted to a
world where the shift in power is taking place, to a world where there are many
centers of sovereignty. Blogging is well adapted to two-way dialogue as opposed
to one-to-many dialogue, which is also part of the media shift that we are
living through.

professional journalism,
the way we teach it and understand it, were in fact an artifact of a one-to-many
world.

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