Monday, June 19, 2006
Extra, Extra! Rosen in the Post!
Jay Rosen, from a "special" article at Washingtonpost.com (not that Jay's stuff isn't always special) to mark the Website's 10-year anniversary:
Why has no major news organization tried to build up credibility as the oppositional (but relentlessly factual) network the way Fox News built credibility as a Bush-friendly channel, which capably won the ratings for its coverage of the 2004 Republic National Convention? After all, the target audience -- cable watchers from "blue"America -- comprised at least 40 percent of the overall market, plus anyone from the right who would tune in for the outrage factor. Prior to the Internet, the idea that an opposition press could have value would simply have been ignored.
Read the entire article, Web users open up the gates, at Washingtonpost.com.