Bloggers Push Past the Old Media's Gatekeepers

Fiedler, Tom
June 2008
Nieman Reports;Summer2008, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p38
The article examines the role of blogs, Web sites devoted to politics, and the video sharing Web site YouTube in the U.S. presidential election. These digital media have had a significant effect on the campaign itself, and a tremendous impact on the political journalists and traditional mass media such as newspapers which report on the election. Bloggers and others who employ this so-called "new media" have less, little, or no concern for the conventions and objectivity of traditional journalism. Yet because of this, they often learn and report information which cannot be ignored, because their methods place candidates under constant scrutiny. INSET: Political Journalists--Writing for Online Publications.


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