Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Gimme a B, Gimme a L, Gimme an O...

Today's Wall Street Journal has a piece on newspaper reporters and blogging (yes, it's free to all of the unwashed masses) which includes words of wisdom from a local source:

Some worry, though, that newspapers put their reputations at risk by letting reporters blog. Jane Kirtley, a professor of media ethics and law at the University of Minnesota, said blogs often are at odds with the traditional role of a reporter. "We expect in the American tradition to maintain this role of detached observer and not cheerleader or insider, and blogs for the most part trade on...the idea of inside information and commentary," she said.

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