So many new voices, so little real journalism — a breeding ground for corruption and failed politics. Gideon Haigh asks who will prevail, in the final chapter of his investigative special for Crikey on the future of the media.
The Australian has reacted to this whole Julia Posetti defamation saga like an angry blogger, with ridiculous slurs, contradictions and a touch of Godwin’s Law. Problem is, it’s our national newspaper, laments John Quiggin.
Internet journalism isn’t just sex, gore and photoshopped galleries of celebrities as fruit. Think of the Iran protests and the WikiLeaks Collateral Murder video, says Crikey editor Sophie Black, in a defence of online news.
Yes, its more on Grog’s Gamut. Some people are suggesting that bloggers should have a RIGHT to anonymity and/or the use of pseudonyms. But WHEN and HOW bloggers should identify themselves? Margaret Simons discusses a previous example.
The outing of Grog’s Gamut and the petty, vindictive thuggery and implied threats behind it, speak much more about the character of the paper and the journalist involved than it does about any vacuous nonsense over imagined rights of anonymity online, says Possum Comitatus.
A whole new world of internet advertising is developing in the Forbes blogs stable, far more involved than the old sponsored post. Instead advertisers can pay to run an entire blog alongside the normal blogs run by Forbes journos.
Grog’s Gamut is the pseudonymous political blogger who drew much attention during the recent election. Now The Australian has deemed his identity news and decided public servants aren’t entitled to hold political opinions. Wrong on both counts, says Tobias Ziegler.
The public identity of Grog from Grog’s Gamut — a political blogger of much acclaim in the recent election — was unveiled by The Australian this morning. Grog argues that it isn’t in “the public interest” to reveal his name and occupation.
Wilson “Ironbar” Tuckey officially broke the internet yesterday when he announced during a press conference from his home in Western Australia that he was going to start a blog. So what will Ironbar blog about?