Alistair Duff: Is electronic punditry the future and should we welcome it?

MEDIA apocalypse, but when? And after death, what kind of resurrection? A new study at Edinburgh Napier University will chart the rise of bloggers and other online voices, asking whether the demise of the Press is indeed at hand, and, if so, whether the blogging brigades can fill its supposedly worn-out shoes.

Is a new ‘fifth estate’ going to take over from the ‘fourth estate’ – in its day far more important, at least according to Edmund Burke, than the Lords, temporal and spiritual, and the House of Commons.

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