Monday, January 10, 2005

Conference on Journalism and Credibility

Harvard's conference on Blogging, Journlism, and Credibility has been announced. As you'll note from the list of participants, it doesn't involve many legitimate bloggers; despite its title, it appears to be meant for journalistic handwringing specifically. joshyelon gives his take as part of a discussion at mydd:

This is the second time I've read about a formal conference at which journalists scratch their heads and try to figure out why they aren't trusted any more.  This is analogous to me hosting a conference of Ph.D. computer engineers at my house to figure out why my computer is unplugged.

If you want to know why journalists aren't trusted, pick a random day and read the front page of the New York Times.  Usually, the errors and omissions are so blatant that anyone with half a brain can see them.  And the NYT is a good paper, relatively speaking.


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