Blogging makes for more accountable journalism

More US blogging stuff, but it may be an indication of where things are headed here. Chris Bowers picks up a Princeton based research that indicates that whilst journalists struggle with the precise status of bloggers, a majority believe blogging has had made the profession more accountable. “Twenty percent of journalists reported reading a blog almost every day compared to 10 percent of the public”.

  • peteb

    Pfft. Paranoid fantasy and self-indulgent nonsense.

  • 6countyprod

    Blogging makes for more accountable journalism

    Absolutely. CBS, CNN and NYT (and others) have been exposed by the blogosphere as being partisan in their reporting. Bloggers will not eliminate sloppy or biased reports by the major media outlets, but at least some balance has been introduced to news dissemination, and journalists are probably checking their facts more carefully than before.

  • Gonzo

    Fascinating in-depth analysis there pete – journos won’t be quaking in their boots tonight, methinks!

  • peteb

    I forgot to mention the dangerous bigotry, Gonzo

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