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Dude, It’s a Blog

Leave it to the New York Times to refer to the blog of its new public editor, Byron Calame, as a “Web Journal.”

In a nod to its role as the de facto newspaper of record, the Times worked hard at diversification, replacing Daniel Okrent, an older straight white male from a large newspaper, with an older straight white male from a large newspaper. But no, they’re really different! Daniel Okrent spent most of his writing career on the East Coast, and Byron Calame spent most of his writing career–oh, wait…

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  1. Steven wrote:

    I don’t consider it a blog. No comments. No RSS feed. Not a blog.

    Sunday, June 5, 2005 at 6:03 pm | Permalink
  2. G wrote:

    You know, I would go so far as to say that a blog and a web journal are essentially the same thing.

    Disagree? That’s cool.

    Although if you think about the word “blog” and the associated lack of respect for the word itself, especially on a professional level (tech bias plays into it, weird-sounding doesn’t help – you know, the old if you don’t know it, fear and hate it mentality). Get now why the Times called it a web journal?

    Thursday, June 9, 2005 at 8:06 am | Permalink
  3. [libcat] wrote:

    I don’t know about the Times, but I don’t like the word ‘blog’, preferring ‘journal’ myself. ‘Blog’ is just ugly.

    Monday, June 13, 2005 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

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