When Journalists Blog, Editors Get Nervous

Filed as News on February 18, 2004 8:41 pm

by Duncan

Steve Outing at Editor & Publisher looks at journalists who blog, and the fear they instil in Editors. Another interesting look at the effect of blogging on the media from E & P.
When Journalists Blog, Editors Get Nervous | Editor & Publisher
“Personal employee blogs, it seems, are land mines for media employers. The nature of the Internet is why. A simple family blog written by a reporter might contain a reference to trouble at work, or discontent with a boss. It’s so easy for such an item — meant for a tiny group but accessible by the entire Web world — to take on a life of its own and spread to a huge audience, embarrassing not only the employer but also the employee. The media operates in a Google-driven, Romenesko world now.”

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