The Merit of Commentary Functions

For the Danish-readers out there: I took up the gauntlet thrown by Nikolai Thyssen of Information. Have a look here. I’ll provide a short summary in English later, to boil it down in the extreme, Thyssen doubts the value of the debate that takes place on newspaper sites, I argue they offer readers an outlet for a form of media critique that may not be very valuable for the professional observer, but does publicize the concerns of those active, and gives them an opportunity to slug it out with other actives over questions of bias, factual errors, and what have you. In other words, my basic observation is that commentaries are admittedly not the acme of the media of tomorrow, but still represents a chance for those who want to not only be part of (as readers), but play a small part in (as writers) a mass media site. To be continued…

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