This is Dave here.. Sorry to take so long to get this out.
This RBTN is more or less an interview with Jennifer Preston, the (relatively) new social media editor of the New York Times.
I think everyone is going to have a different opinion about this episode, depending on where you come from. I imagine that people who come from inside professional news organizations will react one way and people like myself, who are writing without an affiliation, will see it a different way.
Toward the end I came right out and asked the question I’ve been wanting to ask, and still want to ask — why don’t big news organizations open the floodgates and let the sources talk directly to the people who read their publications. At least that’s what I was trying to ask. Not sure we even speak enough of the same language for that question to make sense.
That said, I think Jennifer Preston has a tough job, being in the middle of a world that’s thirsty for change, on the one side, and people who want to keep things as they are, on the other. And that’s just how I see it. I imagine there will be many other points of view
I felt, after doing this show, that it was not one of our best — now I’m not so sure. It certainly stands alone, and it will likely get many different reactions. Have a listen, and if you have a comment, don’t be bashful! 🙂