I don’t want to be associated with the terms “blog,” “blogger” or “blogging.”
As a newspaper reporter who deals in facts and information, I don’t like the opinions that most bloggers have to offer.
At my alma mater the journalism school would provide hundreds of free copies of the New York Times to students, or anyone for that matter. They were placed on racks throughout the J school and around campus.
The racks stayed nearly full every day. Kids had no interest newspapers. They got their (little bit of) news online.
Then on Nov. 5, 2008—the day after Barack Obama was elected president—not a single copy of the Times could be found on campus. Students, who forever ignored the newsstands, flocked to them to get a piece of history.
I found irony and satisfaction in that notion.
When one of the most important events in American history happened, young people understood the value of seeing it in print. The New York Times, newspapers, make it real.
More to come…