Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Go, Josh!

Heh. MSM starts paying attention when the blogs are hiring as the papers are laying off:

As newspapers across America race to shrink the size of their news staffs, a prominent liberal blogger is doing something virtually unheard of these days: hiring new reporters.

Over the weekend, the proprietor of TalkingPointsMemo.com, Joshua Marshall, announced that he is seeking two journalists to work for a new blog that will offer "wall-to-wall coverage of corruption, self-dealing, and betrayals of the public trust in today's Washington."

In an interview, the blogger said he does not aspire to be an Internet mogul, but simply seeks to fill a niche he sees in the journalistic marketplace.

"I'm never going to have the resources to compete with the big papers," Mr. Marshall said. He said his new site will be able to follow long simmering stories more consistently than mainstream outlets do. "A scrappy blog can provide a different service. I think there's a market out there for that," he said.


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