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May 03, 2005

Blogs UP, Old Media Down (aka There’s a New Sheriff in Town)

Posted in: Bloggers,Media

The new media, Pajamas Media, is going mainstream. The timing couldn’t be better.

In a dramatic sign that Web logs are going mainstream, three of the largest political blogs are banding together to form what is believed to be a first-of-its kind ad-supported network.

the three – ArmedLiberal.com, RogerLSimon.com, and LittleGreenFootballs.com - will receive editorial advice from the owner of one of the most heavily trafficked blogs, Instapundit.com’s Glenn Reynolds, among others.

Looks like we have the next step in the evolution of blogging.

The idea of Pajamas Media is to use an extensive network of globally affiliated blogs to provide first-person, in-depth coverage of most major news events, including both camera and video footage, Roger Simon said.

With 162 affiliate blogs in dozens of different countries, according to Mr. Simon, the new venture will have the ability to get “in the middle of stories” that major news organizations can’t, “because our affiliates will have a physical proximity, language, and cultural knowledge that the Associated Press man will often lack.”

Oh to be a fly on the wall at the MSM Network board rooms these days or as posted earlier today what must the Newspaper outlets be thinking?

Michelle Malkin seems to have the same opinion as “the news of this groundbreaking venture comes as newspaper circulation figures plummet.” Count Michelle in and her pajama-clad-self.

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