JD on Nick Denton on blogs

In JD’s New Media Musings: The cool kid of micropublishing, JD Lasica includes a long quotation from PR Week’s interview with Gawker Media’s Nick Denton. Here’s the choice bit that JD especially highlights:

The only time, in traditional media, when you get to express yourself is when you’re 60 and no longer have any opinions that speak to the person you once were. Blogs allow those types of writers to circumvent the usual journalistic training program. It allows them to have the voice they have when they’re young, without having it knocked out of them.