Tag: new media

A review of Crashing The Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics

I picked up Crashing The Gate – Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics from the DailyKos website, albeit apprehensively. The Kos community has a “reputation,” and some would suspect that any printed material associated with the site would parallel what is said there. Nevertheless, I was curious to hear what Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas Zuniga would say, knowing they wouldn’t have to deal with the instant (and often aggressive) feedback the “Kossacks” dispense. For the most part, I was pleasantly surprised.
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Out with the old, but the rules may still apply

Old media may have taken a liking to new media (think social networks and blogs), but according to some, they are still figuring out how to play nice in an ever shrinking sandbox.

If the continuing questioning of bloggers’ ethics is any indication (think journalistic integrity), maybe they have all already figured it out.

Of course, the fighting isn’t all over yet.
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