Saturday, April 21, 2007

Bloggers as Journalists

I meant to comment about this story…or call attention to it…but then I had to leave town for a couple of days and it slipped by.

A newspaper in Boston, BostonNOW, is planning to incorporate reportage by bloggers on a regular basis. This will go a long way to breaking down the Chinese Wall that academically trained journalists think ought to separate the blogosphere from ‘real journalism.’

We could use one or two bloggers on a regular basis in our local press.

Example: Surely one of the best-informed political writers in Arizona is Ted Prezelski. His prose is clean and direct and he knows a world more about where Arizona’s political bodies are buried than the Star’s political reporter, who was just a pup when Ted started working in, and observing, local politics.

The BostonNOW web site is here. You can get to the NPR story here.

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2 comments:

Tedski said...

Aw, shucks, Art.

cpmaz said...

Hey Tedski -

Art's right.