“The Internet has mainly been seen as a derivative medium, certainly in the eyes of mainstream media. Are blogs the first real example of us moving away from this?”
This was a fascinating question posed over some beers/lemonades by Kevin Anderson (no link – get a blog, man!).
He’s a great guy, despite being a journalist. And an American. Joke :).
Rather than reveal what we both had to say on the matter, I’m going to save this for a forthcoming podcast.
But it is a valid point. Take the BBC News website – for all it’s success, is still a derivative of the BBC’s TV and Radio news-based output combined with “The Wires” (Reuters, AP, etc).