Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Can "amateur" bloggers deliver "integrity of information"?
Kathleen Parker has a perspective on p. A19 of today’s Washington Post, “Tweets and crow” in print, “Whispering campaigns can take flight in new media”, about the recent blog rumors about South Carolina governor Nikki Haley (Rep.). It was shot down by some fact checking by a USA Today reporter.
Parker writes, “Integrity of information is the one thing newspapers can promise readers that other, new media can’t deliver with the same consistency.”
That statement certainly has implications for bloggers (more so in public mode than social media). But then again, has the “established media” jumped the gun a bit on Trayvon Martin?