BloggerCon II, the NT Times Coverage
4/19/2004 by Julie Flaherty (free reg req.)
Aack! The only session she covers is the one about making money using blogs. To me, that was the least
beneficial session. The other wonderful
sessions on using blogs for international understanding, to promote libraries, to make emotional connections, to express yourself, to have journalistic coverage of local events were so much more important to the conference. Many, many of us do not intend to make money blogging and are even opposed to obtrusive ads. Personally, I'm willing to have a few ads placed here by Blogger to support this free service (a necessary evil), but when they start talking about ads in feeds, that's too far.
I wonder if this is NY Times way of de-emphasizing the impact of blogs on journalism? Minimizing the effect of the competition?