Blogs Will Not Replace the Media
Why do conservative bloggers continue to believe they will replace the media. Case in point is Jim Johnson. He explains how bloggers and Youtube will fill the void created by people like Rupert Murdoch buying up newspapers, television and radio stations.
You see, the power that Kelly, Kate, Robert, and I all have is the one thing the big media companies can not take away. As Big Media chases the almighty dollar, as they cut staff left and right, as their advertising revenue disappears to the Internet (thank you Google). As they fail to understand the changes around them. They will falter.
And people like Kelly, Kate, Robert, and I will be there to take their place. We can and will offer the world more voices, more choices. Big Media may hold tight to the dying media platforms. But technology has advanced to the point that anyone … and I do mean anyone… can join the ranks of the media.
Blogs. Podcasts. Vlogs. YouTube videos. And much more. These are the future of media. And there is virtually nothing that NewsCorp, ClearChannel, Entercom, Disney, NBC-Univesal, Viacom, or AOL Time Warner can do about it.
No one reads the bloggers Jim mentions. Kate does take time out to abuse her status as a teacher and publish emails from a parent.
No one reads blogs besides other bloggers. People need to get fresh sources of information. Very few bloggers are actually reporters. The media is imperfect, but still a vital source of information.
I touched on how the internet's influence is overrated. Go and read that post.