Sea change for journalism

Just got round to reading the FT‘s Life & Arts section from the weekend. If you missed it, catch up with FT editor Lionel Barber‘s front-page feature on the state on US journalism:

The sea change was palpable at the Democratic national convention in Denver in August. Hundreds of bloggers were present, many enjoying for the first time much-coveted seats inside the convention hall. Close by, the bloggers were installed in a “Big Tent”, a 9,000-sq foot, two-storey structure devoted to new media and offering free massages. The mainstream press, one top New York Times journalist sniffed, were obliged to register as visitors before being allowed inside.

There’s also an interview with Felix Dennis – who was featured in the FT not so long ago with his pants down –  though there’s little new in this. And Maxim being ‘one of Britain’s best-selling men’s magazines’ is wide of the mark (at 43,000 its sales are a third of even GQ‘s, never mind FHM‘s 280,000).


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