Beyond Broadcast II
Saturday, February 24, 2007 by Dave Winer.
I have no idea what they're talking about. They use terms that I don't have a sense of what they mean in real terms. When they talk about the "grass roots" I guess those are the people you see on BART or the Red Line. How do these people meet them? When these guys go to work, what do they do every day?
I signed up for the You Call Yourself a Journalist? dinner tonight. Actually I'm more of a source than I am a journalist. If you want to sort this stuff out, it's a good idea to enumerate the different roles that go into creating a news story. Professional journalists tend to ignore their sources in this enumeration (they talk about all kinds of editors, researchers and management). Blogging allows us to go direct with our knowledge, experience and insignts, without waiting for a reporter to ask us what we think (and likely mangle it). I'm a total fan of the NewsHour, so I'm optimistic about an interesting conversation over dinner tonight.