Influence of Web Pundits Raise Questions About Ethical Standards

The gist of the story: Bloggers should have ‘standards’ like journalists do.

So wait. Bloggers are journalists now? I thought we weren’t journalists?

Big media needs to make up it’s mind.

Here’s how I see it:

Bloggers = Writers

There are many types of writers: Journalists, Authors, Technical Writers, etc.

There are many types of bloggers.

So when we talk about standards we need to talk about segments of the blogosphere. And, we need to remember that unlike an article in the New York Times… you should never believe anything you read on a random website, or blog, or whatever. Some would say not to believe anythign you read in the times, but that’s a other issue.

So here’s a crazy thought: Instead of a universal one size fits all standard, how about each blogger discloses their standards? If they have none, you know that (and can filter accordingly). You don’t assume that because they work for Big Paper X that they have standards (Jayson Blair anyone?), they tell you right there what they are coming from.

Ok, my hands are tired. I’m going to stop now.

Influence of Web Pundits Raise Questions About Ethical
Standards

Discolosures: I am a blogger and I have been known to be wrong. This is my opinion and it is biased. Get over it.


3 Responses to “Influence of Web Pundits Raise Questions About Ethical Standards”

  • patsy Says:

    “And, we need to remember that unlike an article in the New York Times… you should never believe anything you read on a random website, or blog, or whatever. Some would say not to believe anythign you read in the times, but that’s a other issue.”

    I would say that. That’s exactly the issue here. I was gonna edit for you “And we need to remember that JUST like an article in the NYT, you should never believe anything you read on a random webiste…”

    I think the MSM is screaming, “hellllllppppp! I’mmmm mmmmmeltingggg!” just like the wicked witch of the east. They are just trying to grasp on to whatever authority/power they think they have left when actually blogging is the iceberg of their titantic disaster…

  • dan Says:

    oh tell people to shut up. this is ridiculous…. cause the journalists are oh so journalistic. come on. where is there no bias? the most honest of men is the one who declares, ” these are the bias’ that i have that i know of. i may have more, that i don’t know about. but this is what i offer to the conversation”.

    sheesh!

    btw did you hear the guy from napolean dynamite is dead! he died of a car accident caused by a drug overdose.

  • jen Says:

    I believe everything I read on blogs! And I have no standards. Dead? Man, I love that guy! (p.s. I get the joke in case you think I’m a dunce.) Sarcasm, anyone?

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