Journalist are losing their jobs left and right and most are blaming the internet—you know, when they’re not blaming the economy. With all of this resentment towards the internet, the last place you would think to find journalists is in a community online. That is exactly where they are though.
The Politico reports on a site populated by bloggers, political reporters, magazine writers, policy wonks and academics that allows writers to connect and discuss a rang of topics in an “off-the-record” forum.
The site, JournoList, isn’t just visited by wet behind the ears bloggers, either, New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin says a “Talk of the Town” piece he penned was inspired by a discussion on JournoList and Eric Alterman, a writer for The Nation, says he’s started seeing topics on JournoList seep into mainstream media. Like the one involving ABC: