News & Disturber

There’s an interesting discussion going on at the News and Observer’s Editor’s Blog where the N&O’s Executive Editor Melanie Sill is taking issue with something reported by the N&O Obsbudsman Ted Vaden about something Jay Rosen said at ConvergeSouth.

Jay says journalists should consider aspiring to the standards of bloggers rather than the other way around. Melanie says he’s out of touch and dissing the hard work of reporters. What does that have to do with his point?

I feel compelled to point out that this is just the kind of conversation and the kind of accountability that is enabled by blogs and are difficult if not impossible in any other medium. Journalists need to stop fighting and start thanking blogs!

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