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Any Place For The Wise, Wizened Hack In The Brave New Citizen Journalist World?

I was chatting with a journalist friend last night, real old-school wire service guy. We were talking about about blogging, about the decline of journalistic standards, and I was trying to make the point about the continuing misperception that bloggers are inherently unreliable and the traditional media aren’t. Nothing new there, but he told me a story about the BBC World TV channel falling for the Union Carbide/Bhopal story last December. But it wasn’t just the BBC. Other news agencies picked up the story. But not all of them. My friend, who works for a prominent news service, says he was on duty that dayContinue readingAny Place For The Wise, Wizened Hack In The Brave New Citizen Journalist World?

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