This evolving model suggests journalism is not a megaphone of one-to-many, but a maypole where many gather and the people formerly known as the audience see themselves reflected on the screens.

Nick Carr, ending his remarks on Reuters Insider with a suitably Habermasian moment: NYT.

In the Tatler, the Spectator, and the Guardian the public held up a mirror to itself; it did not yet come to a self-understanding through the detour of a reflection on works of philosophy and literature, art and science, but through entering itself into “literature” as an object…The public that read and debated this sort of thing read and debated about itself.

Jurgen Habermas, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: GB, ST

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