No, this is not my attempt to billboard my face across my blog.
But this article from PBS’ Mediashift by Alfred Hermida got me thinking.
Do I really have to become a “product,” as the article suggests, to become a good journalist?
I beg to differ. I think this shift towards all journalists owning a domain name represents the establishment of credentials. In a Internet-crazy and Internet-dependent world, it’s necessary to stake one’s claim and become a specialist. No longer are jack-of-all-trades, every-man or -woman types sought after. We consumers want expertise and we want it fast. If our website doesn’t have the precise information that we’re looking for, then a cursory click is all we might receive as bloggers. But no, I want people to be able to come to me to be a reliable source of _________. I guess figuring out what the underscore is is the next step.
So staciechan.com, here I come.