In a couple of hours I’ll be moderating a panel entitled “Alternative Media: Attack of the Blogs.” Since my panel (Kim Spencer of LinkTV, Declan McCullagh of News.com and the Politech discussion list, and tech journalist/blogger Andy Ihnatko) appears to be brilliant, I’ll generally stay in the background and let them to all the talking.
However, I have a few big questions up my sleeve to get the discussion rolling…
AMY’S BIG BLOGGING QUESTIONS:
- Are blogs really “alternative media?”
- How are blogs affecting the news media, and indeed what people consider to be news?
- Is the “human voice” a defining characteristic of weblogs, or merely desirable in most cases?
- Do blogs benefit society/the world? If so, how?
- What are the biggest problems/challenges inherent to weblogs? Can blogs be dangerous in any way?
- What are the greatest myths of blogging, and can you correct them?
- Is blogging a phase, or here to stay?
- What ways would you like to see weblogs being used, that aren’t already common?
…I don’t know how many of these I’ll get to raise during the session, but I wanted to present them here for CONTENTIOUS readers to ponder and discuss.
And yes, I will indeed be posting a writeup of the panel, either tonight or tomorrow. Stay tuned!