Paeon to populist media misses blogs
Monday, February 24th, 2003
Writing in the National Post, Matt Welch makes impassioned arguments for populist print media against the entrenched dailies staffed by acres of complacent professional journalists. He champions the low-overhead free dailies run by Metro that target strap hangers.
Matt doesn’t mention blogs, but the same logic applies… squared. Many blogs — BoingBoing, Gawker, Slashdot and Tom’s Hardware — have the same populist content, lower costs of production and faster-compounding circulations. Look for more local blogs (Localogs?) as 2003 matures.
Remember, when ecosystems undergo radical change, the smallest organisms survive and adapt fastest and grow to dominate expansive new niches.