Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Paul Bradshaw on the 'fake-debate' over blogging

Paul Bradshaw on his Online Journalism Blog has responded to Andrew Marr's comments yesterday about "socially inadequate" bloggers.

Marr, speaking at the Cheltenham Literary Festival claimed: "Most citizen journalism strikes me as nothing to do with journalism at all" and described bloggers as "socially inadequate, pimpled, single, slightly seedy, bald, cauliflower-nosed young men sitting in their mother's basements and ranting."

But Bradshaw (pictured) says: "This fake-debate was laid to rest years ago (is anyone really claiming that citizen journalism will replace journalism? Or still trying to compare blogging – a technical process – with journalism – a cultural construct?). As I tweeted yesterday: the year 2005 called, Andrew. They want their prejudices back.
Pic: Jon Slattery

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