This appears to be the title of one of the panels at BloggerCon 2003 and a provcative one it is. I perked right up when I saw this. While Winer is interested in the ways in which the New York Times and New York Times.com can use blogging technology in the newspaper world, I’m even more interested in how the New York Times relates to the blogging world. So far I’m not too happy about it. See my posts on this subject Media to Bloggers: Drop Dead and Media vs. Bloggers: Who Owns the News?
I’d love an opportunity to quiz Len Apcar (I’m jealous of Winer who will get to do exactly that at the panel on this subject), who runs NYT.com about the paper’s attitude toward bloggers and blogging. They need to think much more deeply about how the NYT and NYT.com and entire blogging community can better interact with, and benefit each other. Why does the NYT treat bloggers who use the NYT and NYT.com site content as the lifeblood of their blogs as if they were general site visitors? Why deny bloggers and those who visit NYT.com from their linked blogs access to most site content after 7 days? Why doesn’t NYT.com think of ways it can enrich its relationship with bloggers instead of antagonizing them?
I’ve written e-mails on this subject twice to the webmaster and once to the Publisher himself, all to no avail. No one’s home as far as this little blogger’s concerned.