OT - Press Credentials for Bloggers in NYC

Submitted by Blue in Seattle on March 3rd, 2010 at 1:26 PM

This article made me think, "Who on MGoBlog has press credentials?"

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=…

My belief was that Brian had to have credentials to be at the press conferences. But is this the case?

Anyway this quote from the article linked above is what I thought was the interesting item. And mark of the recognition of the new media channel the internet has become.

"Longtime civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel, who represented the journalists who sued, says the city will now decide who a journalist is by looking at the type of work they do, and not the organization they write for. "This addresses one of the major issues with regard to a online journalists," he says. "Bloggers should be treated equally to television, print and radio journalists." "

When I think of old media, like the Freep trying to enter the new media channel, it reminds me of how Radio Shock Jocks became all the rage. Essentially reasonable people had stopped listening to radio, and the only way to grab an audience was to become completely irrational on an issue, and then open the phone lines to all the irrational response.

For me today, radio is noise to be avoided. And print media is what I use to start my charcoal grill.

No wonder the flat panel Display Manufacturers are making it so easy to connect your computer, or WiFi to what you used to call your TV.

Comments

formerlyanonymous

March 3rd, 2010 at 1:32 PM ^

I think we get at least one pass for a few football games. Big games not so much. Tim also has gets his pass for basketball and football pressers (semi-obviously), couple other sports. Paul's had media credentials for some Olympic sports as well.

MGoAndy

March 3rd, 2010 at 2:54 PM ^

For any students curious about this question, WCBN gets four passes to all football, hockey, and basketball games, and then every other sport we want as well. GET INVOLVED.