May 29, 2006

Press Versus Bloggers

Finally, the mainstream press worldwide is feeling the heat from the blogger community. So much so that they are discussing how to beat the bloggers and citizen journalists to the story in the International Press Institute's World Congress in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh!
Now this shouldn't surprise the blogger community at all. After all didn't the best coverage of the London bombing, South Asia Tsunami, etc was by the bloggers. Recently Nitin's success in getting Harper Collins to correct the error committed by Clinton in his foreword to Madeline Albright's book is worth being noted. IMO this is the biggest success for an Indian blogger till date.
Rajdeep Sardesai's CNN-IBN is very keen on partnership between citizens and the mainstream media. Their Citizen Journalist initiative is a commendable one in this regard. They encourage citizens to contact them with "breaking news" from their respective areas and after verifying its authenticity, it will go on air.
More Power to Bloggers!

3 comments:

Apollo said...

It is a good initiative only if CNN-IBN does not let its own Leftist bias interfere in the selection of the contributions. and i don't have much hope about them in this regard :). maybe CNN-IBN can still surprise me with some "impartiality"

RS said...

IMO they are better than NDTV which is hopelessly Commie/Congri.

RS said...

Also I think IBN's CJ is more on social issues concerning the common man. lets see...