HEARD a good story on Radio 4 this evening on the way home from work. It seems that blogging is becoming known across the world as being an important media phenomenon.
It seems that the blogging world has claimed its first high-profile victim, as an apparently off-the-cuff remark from the former CNN boss, Eason Jordan (right), at a news conference was attended by a journalist (who wasn’t there on journalistic business) who then reported it as part of his website blog. The blog contents entered general circulation, and were blown up to such an extent that Jordan ended up resigning in order to maintain CNN’s credibility.
Not sure we’re carrying that level of gravitas here at austin-rover.co.uk, but it is heartening to know that free-speech via the blog (short for ‘web log’, by the way, in case you didn’t know) is alive and well. In fact, it makes you realise just how much the Internet has changed the face of media in the few short years it has entered the ‘mainstream’.
It will be interesting to see how this develops, because as long as it is free to publish on the Internet, people will find their own voice…