One thought that should console the upholders of print journalism is that while blogs make a great deal of fuss about being where the action is, they contain little decent criticism. It is rare to encounter good critical writing on the internet that didn’t start life in print form. Lively literary websitesâ€”or online magazines with literary sectionsâ€”do exist, especially in the US: Salon, Slate, the Literary Saloon. But blogging is best suited to instant reaction; it thus has an edge when it comes to disseminating gossip and news. Good criticism requires lengthy reflection and slow maturation. The blogosphere does not provide the optimal conditions for its flourishing.
On Conclusions Without Proof
January 30th, 2008 · 6 Comments
by Kassia Krozser
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