“(Brian created a TV-industry must-read weblog) without a journalism degree or any degree, actually â€” or even the legal ability to drink beer. On a blog, nobody knows youâ€™re a dog. They just knew that he knew his stuff…Pay attention, journalism students: When I suggest that you blog, this is what I’m talking about. Take a beat. Add journalism to the discussion around it. Answer a need. And if you’re good, good things can happen.”
For those who may not know, Brian became the leading TV-industry blogger while attending Towson (Md.) University, where he just graduated.
Congratulations, Brian. Congratulations, New York Times.
Sidenote: Need another example of a teenager creating a business-to-business media must-read? Nicholas Ciarelli, aka Nick dePlume created the Apple-focused news site ThinkSecret when he was 13. Now at Harvard, Ciarelli’s coverage of Apple is so influential and accurate, he’s even been sued by them.