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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  1. The Myopist says:

    Somewhere, a writer for the Chicago Tribune…
    …is angrily swearing at his monitor screen:You know, I think I’ve got an inkling why some mainstream journalists seem to get so rankled by blogs. It’s not just that all that irritating fact checking and bias spotting. It’s that if