Blogging and journalism

Great post by Jeff Jarvis, refuting an assertion by the Editor of the New York Times in a recent lecture.

First, I have never said that the crowd of bloggers would replace mainstream media and professional journalism. That’s a red herring that is too often attributed presumptively to bloggers and their advocates. It’s never properly cited because it can’t be. Where’s the link to the quote with me saying that? It’s fiction. I don’t say that. I don’t believe that. Jay Rosen shot that fish in the barrel a year and a half ago when he responded to hearing it again from Keller’s deputy Jon Landman…

It goes on. Worth reading in full. The issue really is about turning symbiosis into synergy.