Blogging vs. Mainstream Media at All Things Digital Conference
From Barney Pell:
The final day of the 2005 All Things Digital Conference began with a two-part panel session on Blogging and the Mainstream Media.
The first panel comprised a set of well known bloggers. The second
panel comprised a set of well known mainstream media publishers.
One thought that struck me while taking notes during the panel was that the bloggers for the most part spoke very quickly, rarely finished a sentence or a thought, offered many provocative and personal statements, and contained some genuinely interesting nuggests admidst the volume of content. By contrast, the mainstream publishers spoke much more slowly, in complete sentences (and even paragraphs), were thorough in their facts, offered broad historical context for their statements, and articulated the principles of journalism that have been the basis for their industry. Hence the different style of the panels mirrored that of the media itself.
Hat tip to Dan.