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Do Bloggers Still Need The Mainstream Media?

As the blogosphere expands, diversifies and matures, many folks in the conservative blogging world are tempted to say that the mainstream, legacy, alphabet network media has become obsolete. Bloggers seemingly break more news, do more investigative journalism, produce high quality audio and video, and fill a void that newspapers are no longer able to fill. As ad revenue has shrunk, reporting staffs at newspapers across the nation have been slashed, and circulation is shrinking. All while consumers have an ever growing appetite for news, amplified by the instant access of social media. It is tempting to view this landscape and smugly conclude that we bloggers are the wave of the future, and it's only a matter of time until the MSM is little more than a memory.

04/29/2014
"Orwellian Oregon Wants To Define What A Journalist Is"
"Once again, we're debating who is a real journalist, and who is not. The result of this determination could have much greater impact than anyone realizes."
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Orwellian Oregon Wants To Define What A Journalist Is

In an intersection of well intended laws and unintended consequences, Oregon's Government Ethics Commission has created a debate about what constitutes a real journalist. Once again, we're debating who is a real journalist, and who is not. The result of this determination could have much greater impact than anyone realizes. According to a report in The Oregonian (allegedly a real newspaper),

04/28/2014
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Piers Morgan Leaving CNN – A Nation Rejoices

The Hills Are Alive ...The Twitterverse was alive on Sunday night with the reverberations from the news that the loathsome Piers Morgan will be taking his anti-freedom talents back to England. Morgan was famous for two things: railing against the American concept of constitutional liberty, and tanking ratings. The wonder is not that his show is being canceled, nor that his ratings cratered. The only wonder is that it took so long for this decision to be made.

02/24/2014
NRSC Creates Blogger Outreach Position To Facilitate Communications
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NRSC Creates Blogger Outreach Position To Facilitate Communications

This week, the Republican National Committee released an "autopsy" on how the GOP lost the election in 2012 and where it can improve its branding going forward. William Jacobsen of Legal Insurrection noted that the 100 page report failed to mention New Media and bloggers as an opportunity to improve communications.

03/21/2013
On The Necessity Of Independent Citizen Journalists
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On The Necessity Of Independent Citizen Journalists

In a recent article, Warner Todd Huston (#justablogger) took Leonard Pitts (#arealjournalist) to task for criticizing Sarah Palin at the 2012 Right Online Conference:

06/27/2012