Mr Ugly American Reviews Painting the Map Red
Our buddy the Real Ugly American reviews
the new Hugh Hewitt book and provides a few notes from an unfortunately unrecorded interview with the Hughster.Hewitt argues there are significant differences between the MSM and new media models. One being new media’s willingness to promote each other and cooperate on developing stories vs. the MSM model of “scoop and exclusive”. Then he follows up with an active example of that difference by plugging lots of blogs big and small in the book. He cites the professionalism and vigorous investigative journalism of Captains Quarters, and Radio Equalizer. He credits Instapundit and Powerline for setting a tone and style that has served as an example to newer right of center blogs and argues it has served them well.
Good stuff! Here's my Photoshop of the Hewitt book, which (in an injustice that would make Captain Dreyfuss weep) did not win the Radioblogger contest: