Bloggers vs journalists.

Alan Cross posted a few thoughts on his blog at about a seminar he attended at the by:Larm Music Festival in Norway discussing the differences between and merits of music bloggers vs music journalists. Personally, I think I find things like this to be interesting as someone who has always been something of a music blogger, ever dreaming of one day becoming a music journalist, but.

He offers a short recap of the seminar itself, but the real meat lays in the points he makes at the bottom. In particular, I appreciate this:

“The good thing about old-fashioned music journalism is that an editor would often give a writer several weeks to research and flesh out a story. Now it’s all about volume and turnover. To hell with analysis and artful exposition! Just get something up on the blog NOW! How is that attitude contributing to the useful discourse about music?”

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    My name is Bobby.

    I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things.

    I write occasionally for Smashing Magazine and the London Community News online, and weekly for Interrobang, the student voice newspaper at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.

    I've also been published by the Canadian University Press.
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