We the People
For the first time, bloggers have been awarded press credentials to cover the national political conventions. That's a harbinger of bigger changes in the media landscape, according to nationally known columnist Dan Gillmor. His new book, "We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People," tells the story of the grassroots journalists--including bloggers--who are dismantling Big Media's monopoly on the news.
Through Internet-fueled, interactive vehicles like blogs, these readers-turned-reporters are transforming the news from a lecture to a conversation. They're publishing in real time to a worldwide audience that's eager to read their independent, unfiltered reports. And the impact of their work is just beginning to be felt by professional journalists and the newsmakers they cover. "We the Media" sheds light on this deep shift in how we make--and consume--the news.
Journalism in the 21st century will be fundamentally different from the Big Media that prevails today. "We the Media" casts light on the future of journalism, and invites us to be part of it.
Now I need to use that xISBN bookmarklet to find it on someone's shelf!