Writing in Blog Time

Julian Sanchez makes an interesting observation on yet another reason why full-time journalists hate bloggers:

[I]f you tend to write any kind of more abstract news-analysis type stuff, then unless you’re a serious expert on the topic at hand (and maybe even then), you’ve got about 12 hours after a story breaks before someone out there in the ‘sphere has already made every interesting argument you’d been thinking about putting down.

That’s about right.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.