Thursday, May 14, 2009

Another Small Step

The AJC keeps surprising me.

Last week, DecaturMetro pondered whether the re-jiggered media giant's new policy of showing all sources would extend to the online world.

Given many in the community spent the past three years attempting to convince members of the traditional media that online content has any value, expecting them to suddenly embrace one of our most cherished concepts seemed pie beyond the sky.

Then, last night Steve Visser posted an article on the potential closure of Decatur's Paste Magazine that not only credited Drive A Faster Car as the origin of the story but linked to the site.

To my knowledge, that's the first time an AJC staff writer outside of Jim Galloway linked to a non-traditional local media site.

That's one bridge crossed, but our expectation remains that it won't be the last.

And this moment of feel good does not mean the talons will remain sheathed if in the future the paper brings the crazy.

1 comment:

Tessa Horehled said...

I was really surprised and appreciative of his credit and link. You probably read more AJC than I do these days but I have no recollection of seeing them make a similar gesture previously.

Has the AJC covered anything previously that was reported by a non-traditional media source before anyone else?