More bloggers are joining the Main Stream Media…but is that a good thing?

Jessica McBride points out that more bloggers are getting their own columns in local papers.

Her take is:

The MSM is definitely acknowledging the blogosphere.


Or co-opting?

Don’t get me wrong.

I’m proud of James and Owen (and possibly Fred) for getting their MSM gigs.

And my favorite part of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is when Rick or Dean are in it.

The readership for a blogger who becomes a columnist immediately goes up by a factor of 10, cialis sale ailment 000.

But between the bloggers being absorbed into the MSM and the MSM pretending to be bloggers, patient I’m seeing less and less of a difference between the two.

To me, it almost looks like the revolution is ending not with a blog, but with a whimper.

(By the way, I’m not jealous. At Purdue University, I wrote a column for three years that was seen by over 30,000 people a week. I couldn’t walk down the street without being recognized. I’ve done famous and I have no interest in doing it again. As Bill Murray once said “I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: “try being rich first. See if that doesn’t cover most of it.”)

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