BBC Radio 4’s PM programme had an item about whether blogging is going to “change the world”
The item centred on a discussion of the Eason Jordan case, and included an interview Rony Abovitz whose post on the World Economic Forum weblog sparked the story.
City University journalism professor Stewart Purvis argued that “what is giving the energy to the blogosphere is a resentment of the old media”, particularly the view on the American right that American journalists are too left-wing.
Purvis also suggested that blogging threatens journalists’ traditional view of themselves as the gatekeepers of information that enters public discourse.
By the end of the programme, somebody had e-mailed the programme saying they looked forward to bloggers “challenging the left-wing hegemony at the BBC”.
Um… Doesn’t somebody claim to be doing that already?