Thursday, January 20, 2005

Getting the story straight

Here's a New York Times (reg req'd) story from yesterday about a blog run by three Baghdad brothers. The article is free here.

Jeff Jarvis is highly critical of the reporter for sloppy work and for the decision to name the bloggers in full and then speculate on their relationship to US authorities in Iraq.

Interestingly, there's a conference at Harvard University this weekend titled Blogging, Journalism & Credibility. Jarvis will be there and promises to thrash this one out with the other participants. The conference will be webcast live. Check out the tagged page for updates.

Also attending is Jay Rosen who has written a terrific essay on Pressthink as part of his contribution to the conference. Jay says the blogging v journalism debate is over, not so according to Red Herring.

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