Despite the fact the the internet is essentially destroying [if creatively] my profession, I love it. Mainly because in the space of a few days it can create links between me and a journalist in Leeds via a publication I’d never heard of and a blog that he’d never heard of.
So thanks to Simon O’Hare for taking the trouble to come up with effectively a letter to the editor in the comments section to my admittedly slightly snarky post about his analysis of publishing’s woes.
Mostly a comment to a blog won’t make the news, but hey – I’m quite new here. And as this is partly a learning and teaching tool I’m actually pretty pleased that the interconnectivity side of web journalism seems to be working just fine.
Of course, that and a couple of quid will buy me a cup of coffee. Making money out of all this is another matter.
In that respect, O’Hare’s piece is pretty on the mark:
Almost anyone can write a blog from their bedroom – but this begs the question of whether there is a place for the paid journalist
Very much an open question I think…