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  • J's Notes | The on again, off again, but always understated emphasis of the greatness of Jay.
    This lack of specialization in an effort to cut costs leads to a product of lower quality something that any reader could get for free from going to well a blog Newspapers and their websites have a higher expectation of quality associated with their product As that quality diminishes so does the ability to charge for it whether you re charging subscribers or advertisers Newspapers are afraid of the internet As they should be But that shouldn t make them get defensive or ball up in the fetal position and cry until they die It should force them to confront it and evolve Newspapers need to take a good hard look at what their purpose is Are they public service tool or are they a profit minded business that puts income over content and quality Can they continue to attempt to be a jack of all trades in terms of content or are they going to have to realize that there are some things they can do very well and do those specialize accordingly and let others cover what they can t Radio didn t kill newspapers Television didn t kill newspapers either Both forced newspapers to reevaluate the way they did things and adapt accordingly Newspapers should have been adapting for years but now faced with tough economic times that are further drying up their advertising income it s do or die time Unfortunately for many they may not be able to do UPDATE How s that for timing As soon as I hit publish I see John Sarvay s thoughts on the same articles The point here isn t whether newspapers deserve to die becuse they sort of do having pissed away so much of their credibility over the past two decades of corporate stewardship The point is that their death is going to fundamentally change our ability as citizens to stay connected stay informed and to hold our elected and appointed officials accountable A great example of just how topsy turvy the inbalance is between government and an industry dedicated to covering it There are more paid people working in City Hall pitching stories and spinning day to day policies than there are reporters covering City Hall for print television radio and Internet outlets combined And so if I were publisher of the Richmond Times Dispatch and I were interested in reinventing my brand I d probably start asking myself and everyone I met How can my paper position itself to be the catalyst for every important community conversation in the region Media blogging Are Virginia Bloggers Journalists Comment While that s not the full question in play in Waldo Jaquith s recent legal troubles it certainly is a large one as Thomas Garrett and his lawyers try to get information from Waldo about his commenters and their private information From the Motion To Compel W hile Virginia recognizes a qualified repotter s privilege see Brown v Com 214 Ya 755 757 1974 Mr Jaquith has not introduced any evidence to prove that he is in fact a journalist Since Mr Jaquith asserts the privilege he bears the burden of proving that the privilege applies to his communications See Anderson v Anderson 2g Ya App 673 681 682 1999 The party seeking to establish the existence of a privileged communication carries the burden of proof Howevet he has merely asserted upon information and belief that the privilege applies Mot to Quash f 4 and has not offered any evidence in support of this assertion In any event it seems unlikely that Mr Jaquith would be able to carry his burden Although it appears that no Virginia court has yet articulated a test for determining precisely who is a Journalist entitled to assert the qualified reporter s privilege cases from other jurisdictions have held that the law does not grant status to any person with a manuscript a web page or a frlm In re Madden 751 F 3d 125 129 3d Cir 1998 Nor does a person become a journalist merely by proclaiming that he or she is a journalist Id at 130 As one scholarly commentator has stated Any such self proclaimed joumalist could unilaterally decide to place certain information offlimits simply by agreeing to promise confidentiality to a source This would potentially exclude a huge amount of information from the legal system and would result in substantial litigation costs as parties battled over the applicability of the virtually boundless privilege Randall D Eliason The Problems with the Reporter s Privilege 57 Am U L Rev 1341 1367 2003 Nor is a person considered a journalist if he merely relies upon another party as his sole source of information uncovers no story on his own and does not independently investigate any of the information provided to him by that other party Madden 151 F 3d at 130 lvfu Jaquith therefore cannot benefit from the qualified reporter s privilege inasmuch as the Article contains no information arising from his own investigative reporting but instead simply recites information provided or uncovered by others including information provided by The Hook So even journalists can t call themselves journalists if they cite sources that are not their own Good to know So the question becomes how does one qualify as a journalist Must they be card carrying Is there a decoder ring Do websites not qualify as a news medium and therefore anyone working specifically on a blog does not qualify as a journalist And if Waldo was unoriginal in his posting of this information then why chase after him or his commenters How is posting this story any different than a man telling the story in a bar to which the crowd reacts in one fashion or another Are you going to subpoena drinking buddies next Beyond that it s a question of free speech and association another point argued against when Waldo refuses to release IP information of commenters What Garrett s lawyers argue is that some speech

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    Yes folks today marks two years of providing you useless stuff you could have found anywhere else But you didn t You found it here Thank you Sorry the posts have been lacking lately no excuses other than busy elsewhere My new scheming for school could have me done by the end of this semester thanks to Spanish and Precalc internet classes through other schools We ll see Random Leave

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    to whatever it is today a combination of all of the above A little personal a lot links J s Notes is nothing more than one of many metablogs with whatever links I cull from other sites Or is it There are at least four other blogs that exist thanks to J s Notes that I can think of Yeah they re all friends of mine but still consider it internet offspring Lots of folks visit my site by accident searching whatever random thing on Google and somehow getting my page but there are at least twenty unique hits everyday from people who come to J s Notes for J s Notes Yea Elin Nordegren and Instapundit handed J s Notes some validity bringing in over 30000 hits in one month J s Notes became the one stop site for all things Nordegren until the popularity died and I committed her to the past My brief though misguided comments about the situation in the Middle East brought more legitimate visitors to this site in one day than it had ever gotten in an entire month I had to up the amount of posts shown on the opening page from fifteen to twenty just to show the last two days posts I was that prolific for a while Twelve months however many formats and at least five designs later here we are I don t post as often as I used to a combination of motivation and lack of constant net access bringing the one two punch there I don t get as personal as I used to more through inability to express what I m thinking at the moment and truthfully not wanting to sound all pathetic I don t get as political as I used to because the toll

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    links with comments to whatever it is today a combination of all of the above A little personal a lot links J s Notes is nothing more than one of many metablogs with whatever links I cull from other sites Or is it There are at least four other blogs that exist thanks to J s Notes that I can think of Yeah they re all friends of mine but still consider it internet offspring Lots of folks visit my site by accident searching whatever random thing on Google and somehow getting my page but there are at least twenty unique hits everyday from people who come to J s Notes for J s Notes Yea Elin Nordegren and Instapundit handed J s Notes some validity bringing in over 30000 hits in one month J s Notes became the one stop site for all things Nordegren until the popularity died and I committed her to the past My brief though misguided comments about the situation in the Middle East brought more legitimate visitors to this site in one day than it had ever gotten in an entire month I had to up the amount of posts shown on the opening page from fifteen to twenty just to show the last two days posts I was that prolific for a while Twelve months however many formats and at least five designs later here we are I don t post as often as I used to a combination of motivation and lack of constant net access bringing the one two punch there I don t get as personal as I used to more through inability to express what I m thinking at the moment and truthfully not wanting to sound all pathetic I don t get as political as I used to

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    outlet for whatever I use Blogger for a bunch of other sites and I figured one for random notes from me would be cool be they links or mindless ramblings Speaking of links here are two I ve found today that rule The Freak Watcher s Textbook catalogues all sorts of freaks native to Royal Oak Michigan Amused com s Webcam Theatre is a great spot to watch grass grow

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