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  • 27 September 2010 | {CATEGORY}

    Reporting Edinburgh: Comics, critics and bloggers

    This summer I – like thousands of other brave extroverts – put myself at the mercy of the critics at the Edinburgh Fringe. While falling victim to the highs and lows of reading reviews, I also noticed how the balance has shifted between professional critics and networked bloggers. Traditional media outlets, at one time the taste-makers, are shuffling over to make room for bloggers. This 'democratisation' has brought with it more review opportunities for the performers, and less of a hallowed place for traditional reviewers.