Monday, March 10, 2008

Journalistic standards

-- by Dave

I'm not really surprised by this Reuters piece pointing out that only about 22 percent of the populace reads political blogs -- considering that less than half that same populace reads a daily newspaper, and just over half even look at one during the average week. (What I would like to know is what percentage of newspaper readers also read blogs, but I'd guess that's not in the framework for the poll.)

But I also noticed this line:
Unlike traditional, mainstream media, blogs often adopt a specific point of view. Critics complain they can contain unchecked facts, are poorly edited and use unreliable sources.

And this distinguishes them from the mainstream press exactly ... how?

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