Jarvis: Forget the curmudgeons

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Jeff Jarvis, blogger/professor/new media thinker, reprises his dismissive attitude toward old media “curmudgeons,” based on an experience he had at last weekend’s Public Radio News Directors Incorporated conference in Washington. Jarvis and Terry Heaton gave a mostly well-received presentation on blogging and journalism at the meeting, but there was at least one loudly contentious pubradio newsman in attendance. Jarvis says: “I have decided I’m not going to waste my time anymore with lazy, rude, self-important, self-delusional, intellectually dishonest, closed-minded curmudgeons who bark against the full moon of change.”