Some bloggers on Slugger make no bones about their political allegiances. Others, like myself, are rather more coy about our personal political thoughts. The highly respected online journalist Jeff Jarvis says to hell with objectivity, get it all out in the open and let the reader decide. I buy the premise of his argument (it’s why I have never believed political bias in journalism is a problem – although bad, i.e. misleading, journalism is) but, for now, I’m sticking to my own rule of keeping the personal out of this particular public picture.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty