I shall have more to say on the lebrecht.live programme on blogging last night. First of all, it struck me forcibly that the BBC missed an opportunity. The programmes's web page merely says:
Norman Lebrecht debates another cultural issue with guests in the studio and around the world. This programme asks whether the blog is emerging as a new art form. In a media environment that is changing by the minute, news and comment about the arts are increasingly being driven by first-person websites. Is this the end of criticism as we know it, or the beginning of an interactive audience?
If I was producing a radio programme on blogging, I would, as a minimum, list the contributors, and link to their blogs, to say nothing of providing a way of monitoring comment on it.
Perhaps Radio Three interprets user-generated content to mean that others will do their job for them? Through frustration, I have .
The contributors were:
Anon of OperaChic
Mena Trott of SixApart
Dorian Lynskey of the Guardian Arts blog
Tim Heald, crime writer
John Sutherland, the LRB's internet expert
To see comment on the programme, try this technorati search. I'll post more when I get round to writing it up.