News as Commodity

Some recent thoughts or what Torill Mortensen claims, weblogs “are changing the way we think about thinking.”

An old saying, old news is no news still holds ground, despite communication scholars concerns with a definition of news and less with the question of what is not news. A directed report about a supposed event is inherently information.

Information Equality

Remember the early hype about everyone being a Net publisher and the possibility of 1001 viewpoints? Maybe that is what Gutenberg had in mind too. What online media do you consume? How many independent viewpoints do we consume?