Where do you turn to get news today? Traditional media, blogs or both?
To borrow a line from JD Lasica, journalists are “trained to think of [themselves] as a special elite who report, filter and interpret the news for lay people”. But more and more often I find that I rely equally as much on blogs as a collective filter to bring me the news that I want. Example: Henrik Torstensson writes that management guru Peter Drucker has died at the age of 95 and links to a message from Claremont Graduate University and an obituary in Financial Times. Drucker has been an icon in business and management for decades, but still no (?) Swedish or Norwegian media have reported on his demise (in Denmark most media have). Apparently, blogs can satisfy my information needs at least as well as traditional media can.