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August 31, 2005
First Blogger to Make the NYTimes OP-Ed Page?
Steve Rubel at Micro Persuasion flags Jeremy's Blachman's op-ed in the NYTimes today and wonders whether he's the first blogger to make it there.
Congrats to Blachman, but Rubel's distinction seems like a false one. Larry Lessig is a blogger and the Times has published his writings and the blogger, oh, and lawyer Richard Posner got a review in the NYTimes Book Review. Those are just a couple of names I can think of. What may be different is it's a blogger writing about blogging. But with more people blogging, it's harder to see an us and them divide. Of course, what that means for blogging is still to be determined.
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Maybe Rubel was just joking around about the NYT story. I'm not going to try to fool you Heather.
Posted by: Jim Dermitt at August 31, 2005 11:46 AM
And as I pointed out in my comment on Steve's post, Joi Ito published an op-ed 3 weeks ago about the 60th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The article is: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/07/opinion/07ito.html?ex=1281067200&en=e6b897762b09f727&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss, my own post is: http://blog.softtechvc.com/2005/08/joi_on_the_60th.html.
Posted by: Jeff Clavier at August 31, 2005 01:31 PM
Thanks Jeff for the pointer and Jim, maybe that's true! I left a comment at Rubel's site. Need to go check whether/what he replied.
Posted by: Heather Green at August 31, 2005 01:43 PM
No, there have been many; before the last election, as I remember, they practically handed the page over the bloggers.
Posted by: Jeff Jarvis at August 31, 2005 08:01 PM