"Writing the book I became profoundly aware of the snobbery in print journalism which is to look down your nose at blogging. There’s a quote about blogging in that film Contagion: “It’s just graffiti with punctuation” – I was in a screening when a load of people laughed at that line, but it was partly out of nervousness: ‘all our jobs are going and the internet’s to blame.’ The internet isn’t to blame, what will happen is the same rules of journalism will apply: people will want some kind of quality control."As ever I studiously avoided going to his Q&A at FACT recently. Never meet you heroes. Never ever meet your heroes.
Film Well done you. Mark Kermode interviewed by The Double Negative on the occasion of his new book: