It’s always fun when other people link to one of your posts. It’s a nice endorsement.
It’s cool when somebody adds a bit of information, debates or agrees, makes that link back to your post with some additional bit of conversation.
One thing that my posts have rarely inspired is a longer, more thoughtful examination of the same issue.Â This Web Pro News piece by Jason Lee Miller does that.Â It’s in reaction to my post on 12 things journalists can do to save journalism (probably the most linked-to piece I’ve had in five years of blogging).
So how does journalism survive itself in the age of New Media? The way it has in ages past, the way everything survives: it adapts. In Owenâ€™s aforementioned post, he recommends journalists become, or at least mirror their greatest threat.
Think, behave, report like a blogger â€“ while, somehow, keeping with your standards and practices, your professional pedigree, your certifications, your piece of paper that says you know what youâ€™re doing. Adopt, understand, and use the new technology before you. But above all, you must engage the audience where the audience is, and come down from your marble hill.