The First Word And The Last Word
LA Daily News sports columnist Kevin Modesti, whose "column appears ... three days a week," asked in a November 8, 2006 column:
Remember when freedom of the press belonged to those who owned a press? When you didn't pick fights with guys who bought ink by the barrel?
"Now," he added, "in sports as in life, anybody with a modem can have not only the last word but the first."
And many traditional journalists don't like it. Too bad. Old school Journalists will just have to accept the fact that the story and the conversation about it doesn't end where they say it ends. Thanks to blogs, podcasts and other forms of communications, It can go on for weeks and months.
To read Modesti's entire column, see "Caught up in this Web.