Coverage in today’s Press Gazette


Attendee Martin Stabe has written about the Citizen Journalism conference in this week’s Press Gazette. Sadly, his ‘Fleet Street 2.0’ column is not online these days (as he no longer works for PG full time, or oversees their website), so I can’t give you a link, but he broadly talks about people struggling to grasp “why anyone would ‘publish’ anything for non-commercial reasons” while pointing out

“For the bulk of bloggers and social media users, these tools represent the blurring of traditional distinctions between their private, one-to-one communications channels and public, one-to-many publishing media.
“Many, if not most, bloggers write for a small audience of friends or family.”

On the table I was sat there was a discussion about bloggers’ motivations. One attendee said they must be looking for an audience, otherwise why publish? I feel there’s something else here, which is that some, if not most, bloggers are not looking for a an audience, but a community, which is different. If I blog about online journalism, it is partly because I hope to make contact with others in that community of interest, and I do.


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