November 30, 2004
China's Latest Web Blockade
Guardian's Waldman Joins Blogosphere
Simon Waldman, who runs Guardian Online, has started a new blog that's well worth your time if you care about the future of journalism. (Disclosure: He wrote a flattering review of my book. I'd point to his blog even if he'd panned it...)
Web Citations Now Fully Linked
November 10, 2004
Jarvis on Media
Ernest Miller interviews Jeff Jarvis about citizen journalism, and Jeff offers his typical wisdom. Good stuff. Be sure to read the comments.
November 06, 2004
A Terrific Review from the U.K.
Nice way to wake up today: a note from a friend in London, who says that the Guardian has done a full-page, very positive review of the book, calling it "a gripping snapshot of a period of profound change."
November 05, 2004
Blogs and International Relations
Daniel Drezner and Henry Farrell have written a well-reasoned piece in Foreign Affairs about the intersection of grassroots media and international affairs. Summary:
Every day, millions of online diarists, or â€śbloggers,â€ť share their opinions with a global audience. Drawing upon the content of the international media and the World Wide Web, they weave together an elaborate network with agenda-setting power on issues ranging from human rights in China to the U.S. occupation of Iraq. What began as a hobby is evolving into a new medium that is changing the landscape for journalists and policymakers alike.
My publisher tells me that rights have been sold for Japanese, Portuguese and Korean editions of We the Media. Grassroots media in Asia is getting big, and Brazil is a hotbed of blogging and other media work, so I'm naturally pleased to see these thoughts get into their native languages.
Also, Fortune Magazine's David Kirkpatrick offered some kind words in his latest column, saying, "If you want to really understand the significance of blogging as a new media alternative," read the book.