Thursday, June 5, 2003

While the world is agog at the editorial bloodbath at The New York Times in the wake of the Jayson Blair affair, even more significant ripples were working their way through the world of online journalism at The Wall Street Journal's recent All Things Digital executive conference. According to Wired News, an off the record Q&A with content and technology majors such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Larry Page and Barry Diller made its way into the weblogs of lawyer Denise Howell and venture capitalist David Hornik, causing quite a stir when their collection of juicy CEO insights made their way into mainstream press outlets. In an era of weblogs and other personal publishing media, who is the press and who is the public? Authoritativeness may still hang upon the shoulders of established content outlets, but ultimately it drapes itself upon the those that a community of people trust.
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