TITLE

Political Blogs: Teaching Us Lessons About Community

AUTHOR(S)
Kennedy, Dan
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Summer2008, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines blogs devoted to political issues and their relationship with the traditional mass media of journalism. Blogs have become influential means of political communication and a source of information to like-minded Internet users. This recreates the sense of community which was once fostered between newspapers and their readers. It is noted that no matter how objective its reporting might be, a news organization is part of a community created by its readers, which, ideology aside, largely share certain demographic and economic characteristics.
ACCESSION #
33321170

 

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