Interesting Blog/Writings from Jay Rosen of NYU’s Journalism Department

PressThink: PressThink: An Introduction

From the Intro

The subatomic force that holds the pack of reporters together as they swarm around a story, there’s an example of pressthink. Without it there could be no pack%u2014the pieces would come flying apart. There is a strange energy there, holding smart people to dumb practices.

Underground P2P – Song swappers flock to invitation-only Internet – Oct. 6, 2003

These high-tech Cotton Clubs usually require users to be trusted or at least know someone inside. The files being traded, instead of out in the open, are encrypted — the 21st century equivalent of hiding bathtub gin under a fake floorboard.