November 15, 2005

Big Doings!

Pajamas Media From National Review Online:
Pajama-Clad Revolutionaries
Bloggers get organized.

A year ago, Jonathan Klein, current president of CNN, airily dismissed the bloggers who dethroned Dan Rather. "These bloggers have no checks and balances... You couldn't have a starker contrast between the multiple layers of checks and balances [at 60 Minutes] and a guy sitting in his living room in his pajamas writing."
Well, some Bloggers took umbrage and formed Pajamas Media. They managed to sign up some amazing talent, raise $3.5 Million of Venture Capital and they are launching Wednesday, November 19th. From Yahoo News/AP:
Web Site to Blend Journalism With Blogs
A media Web site scheduled to debut Wednesday will seek to blend traditional journalism with the freeform commentary developed through the emerging Web format known as blogs.

Some 70 Web journalists, including Instapundit's Glenn Reynolds and David Corn, Washington editor of the Nation magazine, have agreed to participate in OSM short for Open Source Media.

OSM will link to individual blog postings and highlight the best contributions, chosen by OSM editors, in a special section. Bloggers will be paid undisclosed sums based on traffic they generate.

The ad-supported OSM site will also carry news feeds from Newstex, which in turn receives stories from The Associated Press, Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service and other traditional media organizations.

"We're deliberately trying to do something new by affiliating blog and mainstream people," said Roger L. Simon, a blogger and the venture's co-founder.
Hey MSM! Wake up and smell the cappuccino! This will be fun to see... Posted by DaveH at November 15, 2005 11:03 PM