Nancy White: The online world calls for new competencies. We operate in an electronic world, where our body language and our ability to sense body language don't help us. We need new skills of communication, facilitation, learning, tolerance for ambiguity. We need to be self aware before we can be effective telling stories and understanding others.
Robert Ouimet: The popularization of portable transistor radios was a transformative moment. In a similar way, blogging and MP3 players are changing the way content is consumed. The media relies on an audience. Media fragmentation scares the crap out of media companies. CBC Radio 3 is a response to these trends. It's a web site where people can send in their music. It's posted to the Net, was until recently the most popular podcast in Canada, and is broadcast on Sirius satellite radio.
David Sifry: The extremely popular bloggers have become more like mainstream media. For example, Instapundit and Boing Boing can’t handle comments. There’s about 115,000 people who are in the magic middle - 30 to 1,000 people link to them. These are people who are influential or authoritative in areas that you might consider more niche. These poeple become local authorities as opposed to the big broadcast voice. The amount of traffic these poeple see is manageable enough that they can continue to have real conversations.
Robert Scoble: Google Juice doesn't care about "interesting". It cares about links.
Mark Schneider: Journalism's reputation is battered by credibility problems and complaints of bias. Best practices of mainstream journalism: Have an open mind; Try to avoid errors and mistakes; Corroborate with other sources; Maintain personal integrity; Rigorously chase the story.