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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Open Source Media takes off!

Charles Johnson (Little Green Footballs), the pajama-clad Lizard who lives under the Denver Airport, heavily funded by Zionists and Freemasons, has provided me with a quote which deserves its own post. In National Review, referring to the launch of Open Source Media.
"This whole left-right thing kind of sprung out of the French Revolution," Johnson said. "And I don't want to define myself by the French."

Tee shirt vendors, take note.

From the second link:
By ANICK JESDANUN, AP Internet Writer
Tue Nov 15, 2:32 PM ET

NEW YORK - A media Web site scheduled to debut Wednesday will seek to blend traditional journalism with the freeform commentary developed through the emerging Web format known as blogs.

Some 70 Web journalists, including Instapundit's Glenn Reynolds and David Corn, Washington editor of the Nation magazine, have agreed to participate in OSM — short for Open Source Media.

OSM will link to individual blog postings and highlight the best contributions, chosen by OSM editors, in a special section. Bloggers will be paid undisclosed sums based on traffic they generate.

The ad-supported OSM site will also carry news feeds from Newstex, which in turn receives stories from The Associated Press, Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service and other traditional media organizations.

"We're deliberately trying to do something new by affiliating blog and mainstream people," said Roger L. Simon, a blogger and the venture's co-founder.

According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, about 9 percent of adult Internet users in the United States have created their own blogs, and about 25 percent read them. The audience tends to be more influential: blog postings can affect what news organizations cover or politicians discuss.

Many details of OSM remain unsettled. For example, OSM wants to create a mechanism for citizen journalists, including bloggers, to submit original news during natural disasters, civil unrest and other newsworthy events. Simon said organizers still have to come up with ways to check submissions for accuracy.

Initially, OSM will create blog-like discussion panels surrounding major news events, with three or four bloggers and non-blogging experts chosen to contribute.

Although Simon and co-founder Charles Johnson are often described as conservative, Simon said the site will transcend labels and include bloggers of all political leanings.

OSM was founded last year as Pajamas Media, a play on bloggers' ability to opine from home at all hours, day or night. It has raised $3.5 million from venture capitalists.


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This might be one of those days people remember for a long time.

Where was I? Getting my cable modem replaced by a friendly Bright House employee. I'm ashamed of the Orlando politician who criticized our Puerto Rican immigrants. America, Florida, and Orlando will survive. Our new residents will tan better. And isn't that the point?

1 comment:

the addict said...

I was one of the women on that absurd fashion panel. It really made my day to see your acidic comments on the LGF open thread. I agree that the panel was a terrible fit with the theme of the day, but I think your comments were unnecessarily rude. We really weren't given very much to work with - the moderator only wanted to ask us superficial questions, and we had the venomous Elizabeth Hayt to contend with.

I came to that panel intending to discuss how blogging and the internet have changed the way people consume media. Fashion and beauty news used to come around only once a month, in magazines, but the instant gratification offered by blogs is displacing MSM fashion journalists like Hayt. Unfortunately, since they are some of the most elitist snobs around, they'll be the last to admit it.

I'm not vapid, I'm not shallow or superficial, and I don't think I "perpetuate the shallow stereotype." I'm an NYU graduate with a business degree and a successful career in marketing. I just like talking about beauty in my spare time, and I don't think there's anything wrong with that.

I wish I'd had the opportunity to make more insightful comments on that panel, but when you're thrown softball questions and contending with a botoxed fiend up there, it isn't easy.