An Exhibition of the old new media

The resemblance between early Renaissance journalism and the current state of the Internet is uncanny. But there’s a chastening lesson here for the Web as well. The Web is exuberant, democratic, unruly and thrilling. But Web-based journalists haven’t really pioneered a new form. They’ve merely rejuvenated some dusty old ways of jousting with words.

From the Washington Post.

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