News organizations now rely on the blogosphere

The murderous London terrorist attack is further evidence of the evolving role of the blogosphere in the coverage of spot news. Jeff Jarvis has an excellent round-up from the U.K. blogosphere, as does Glenn Reynolds. I also think it’s evidence that participatory media is not only relevant but a necessary part of the fabric of “the media” in today’s world.

Jarvis adds his own perspective:

BEEN THERE: As I came toward New York this morning, I looked over at the skyline, as I always do now. This morning, I made sure there was no smoke. I was nervous about taking the train into the city and decided not to go to the World Trade Center today. I also decided to get into the city before 9am, which seems to be the murderers’ witching hour. And when I got to the city, I called my wife to let her know I had arrived safely; she expects that. That is life anywhere in the world in a world of terrorism.
My prayers go out to the families of the victims and for global condemnation of this atrocity.

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