TRENTON - News 12 New Jersey's Jim McQueeny sat down with New Jersey native Nick Acocella, of Politifax, to talk about his political blog that not only affects change in Trenton, but is also a part of the changing world of journalism.
Acocella explains how electronic journalism has opened the door for niche audiences within news and politics. "My audience is not the people across the street. My audience is people for whom government and politics is a business," says Acocella.
The veteran writer says he believes blogging has made journalism more partisan. He also feels newspapers need to find a model for using the Internet to their advantage and they haven't yet.
When asked about the state of journalism in New Jersey, Acocella says he feels local political journalism has suffered, however, he sees a solution in weekly newspapers.